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  • Barclaya longifolia "magenta"

    Barclaya longifolia "magenta"



    Barclaya longifolia is a beautiful plant that was once common but you don't see much now. It's known for having a red and green variety. The green variety is a pale limy green with pink undersides to the leaves.

    I put out the call for green or red and got some seeds from a forum member for this colloquially named "magenta" variety, named because its a green that has more red that your typical green. The green tops of the leaves are a bit darker than the typical...
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  • Cryptocoryne wendtii "Tropica" - Crypt tropica

    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Tropica" - Crypt tropica

    • Cryptocoryne wendtii “Tropica”




    Photo thanks to BrianS

    Name:
    Common: Crypt tropica
    Scientific: Cryptocoryne wendtii "Tropica"
    AKA:,

    Difficulty: Easy
    Light requirements: Low to high. It will grow longer leaves in low light tanks, and closer to the substrate in high light tanks.
    Type: Rhizome
    Temperature: 22c – 30c
    pH: 5.0 – 7.0
    Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
    CO2:...
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  • Marsilea costulifera/ M. angustifolia - Narrow-leaf Nardoo

    Marsilea costulifera/ M. angustifolia - Narrow-leaf Nardoo

    Marsilea costulifera. Photo thanks to SOLOMON. Name: Common: Narrow-leaf Nardoo Scientific: Marsilea costulifera AKA: Marsilea angustifolia Difficulty: Easy Light requirements: low, medium or high Type: Rhizome Temperature: 10 - 35c pH: Country of Origin: Australia CO2: Not required Substrate: Aquasoil or DIY in aquariums Filtration/Circulation: Position in tank: It can be used as a groundcover in medium to high light tanks. It has been reported to work as a groundcove...
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  • Marsilea drummondii - Common Nardoo

    Marsilea drummondii - Common Nardoo

    Photo thanks to harca Name: Common: Common Nardoo Scientific: Marsilea drummondii AKA: Dullum Dullum Difficulty: Easy Light requirements: low, medium or high Type: Rhizome Temperature: 10 - 40c pH: Country of Origin: Australia CO2: Not required Substrate: Aquasoil or DIY in aquariums Filtration/Circulation: Position in tank: It can be used as a groundcover in medium to high light tanks. It has been reported to work as a groundcover in low light tanks, but may struggle and...
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  • Cryptocoryne walkeri - Cryptocoryne walkeri "lutea"

    Cryptocoryne walkeri - Cryptocoryne walkeri "lutea"

    Cryptocoryne walkeri

    Photo thanks to KristinC Name: Common: Crypt walkeri Scientific: Cryptocoryne walkeri 'lutea' AKA: Crypt lutea Difficulty: Easy Light requirements: Medium Type: Rhizome Temperature: 20 – 28c pH: 5.0 – 7.0 Country of Origin: Sri Lanka CO2: Not required Substrate: Aquasoil or DIY Filtration/Circulation: What it needs Position in tank: It is one of the smallest crypts (12 – 15cm), often used as a foreground plant, particularly in larger s...
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  • Bucephalandra sp.

    Bucephalandra sp.



    Continent: Borneo
    Region: Borneo
    Height: 1-30 cm
    Width: 2-16 cm
    Light Requirements: Low - High
    Temperature: 18-25 °C
    Hardness Tolerance: Medium (6dKH)
    pH tolerance: 6.5 - 7.5
    Growth: Slow - Fast
    Demands: Low - High
    co2 requirements: Highly recommended, but not needed All Bucephalandra are endemic plants growing only on the island of Borneo. They are grown on river sides in swift waters. Bucephalandra look very s...
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  • Hygrophila corymbosa - Giant hygro/ Blue stricta

    Hygrophila corymbosa - Giant hygro/ Blue stricta


    Photo thanks to jeffcrib – Hygrophila corymbosa “Stricta”

    Name:
    Common: Blue stricta
    Scientific: Hygrophila corymbosa
    AKA: Temple plant/ Starhorn/ Giant hygro/ Nomaphila corymbosa
    Difficulty: Easy
    Light requirements: Very Low - High
    Type: Stem
    Temperature: 20 – 27c
    pH: 5.0 – 8.0
    Country of Origin: South-East Asia - Thailand
    CO2: Not Required
    Substrate: soil/ DIY.
    Filtration/Circulation: flow ...
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  • AAA Contents of plant section - Common & Scientific names

    AAA Contents of plant section - Common & Scientific names

    This is a brief summary of the plant articles published so far, to make it easier for people searching for a plant by its common name to find it, or to have a quick overview of this section of the articles. There are links here to the articles in this section. Please add your own experiences in keeping these plants to the plant's article, and pictures would also be appreciated - it will help others growing them, or deciding on a plant. If you would like to contribute pictures to arti...
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  • Limnophila sessiliflora - Ambulia

    Limnophila sessiliflora - Ambulia

    • Limnophila sessiliflora - Ambulia




    Photo thanks to kezfish


    Name:
    Common: Ambulia
    Scientific: Limnophila sessiliflora - Ambulia
    AKA: Asian Marshweed

    Difficulty: Easy
    Light requirements: Low, Medium or High
    Type:
    Temperature: 22 – 28c
    pH: 5.5 – 8.0
    Country of Origin: South-East Asia
    CO2: Not required
    Substrate: gravel/soil/ DIY
    Filtration/Ci...
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  • Microsorum sp. "trident" - Trident Java Fern

    Microsorum sp. "trident" - Trident Java Fern

    • Java fern, trident


    Photo thanks to RPL


    Photo thanks to DiscusEden

    Name:
    Common: Trident Java Fern
    Scientific: Microsorum sp. "trident"
    AKA:

    Difficulty: Very easy
    Light requirements: Low to high
    Type: Rhizome
    Temperature: 18c – 30c
    pH: 6 - 8
    Country of Origin: Southeast Asia
    CO2: Not required
    Substrate: It does not require any particular substrate,...
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  • Barclaya longifolia "magenta"
    by Grubs


    Barclaya longifolia is a beautiful plant that was once common but you don't see much now. It's known for having a red and green variety. The green variety is a pale limy green with pink undersides to the leaves.

    I put out the call for green or red and got some seeds from a forum member for this colloquially named "magenta" variety, named because its a green that has more red that your typical green. The green tops of the leaves are a bit darker than the typical...
    01-02-15, 11:53 AM
  • Limnophila aromatica - Ngς om from the Vietnamese grocery
    by 100Percent
    I haven't seen this variety posted in this forum so I'll describe my experiences with it.

    As you might know, Limnophila aromotica is used in Vietnamese cuisine as an aromatic herb called
    26-01-15, 02:24 PM
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii "Tropica" - Crypt tropica
    by DiscusEden
    • Cryptocoryne wendtii “Tropica”




    Photo thanks to BrianS

    Name:
    Common: Crypt tropica
    Scientific: Cryptocoryne wendtii "Tropica"
    AKA:,

    Difficulty: Easy
    Light requirements: Low to high. It will grow longer leaves in low light tanks, and closer to the substrate in high light tanks.
    Type: Rhizome
    Temperature: 22c – 30c
    pH: 5.0 – 7.0
    Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
    CO2:...
    06-08-14, 06:15 PM
  • Marsilea costulifera/ M. angustifolia - Narrow-leaf Nardoo
    by DiscusEden
    Marsilea costulifera. Photo thanks to SOLOMON. Name: Common: Narrow-leaf Nardoo Scientific: Marsilea costulifera AKA: Marsilea angustifolia Difficulty: Easy Light requirements: low, medium or high Type: Rhizome Temperature: 10 - 35c pH: Country of Origin: Australia CO2: Not required Substrate: Aquasoil or DIY in aquariums Filtration/Circulation: Position in tank: It can be used as a groundcover in medium to high light tanks. It has been reported to work as a groundcove...
    07-07-14, 04:13 PM
  • Marsilea drummondii - Common Nardoo
    by DiscusEden
    Photo thanks to harca Name: Common: Common Nardoo Scientific: Marsilea drummondii AKA: Dullum Dullum Difficulty: Easy Light requirements: low, medium or high Type: Rhizome Temperature: 10 - 40c pH: Country of Origin: Australia CO2: Not required Substrate: Aquasoil or DIY in aquariums Filtration/Circulation: Position in tank: It can be used as a groundcover in medium to high light tanks. It has been reported to work as a groundcover in low light tanks, but may struggle and...
    11-05-14, 12:43 PM
  • Cryptocoryne walkeri - Cryptocoryne walkeri "lutea"
    by DiscusEden
    Cryptocoryne walkeri

    Photo thanks to KristinC Name: Common: Crypt walkeri Scientific: Cryptocoryne walkeri 'lutea' AKA: Crypt lutea Difficulty: Easy Light requirements: Medium Type: Rhizome Temperature: 20 – 28c pH: 5.0 – 7.0 Country of Origin: Sri Lanka CO2: Not required Substrate: Aquasoil or DIY Filtration/Circulation: What it needs Position in tank: It is one of the smallest crypts (12 – 15cm), often used as a foreground plant, particularly in larger s...
    19-04-14, 07:09 PM
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