Elatine triandra

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by planter, 14 Apr 2008.

  1. planter

    planter Member

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    Anyone know anything about Elatine triandra.

    Anyone grown it?
     
  2. afroturf

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    I've never grown it, I've also never seen it for sale in the uk. I remember reading that is has similar needs to glosso, It also travels very poorly.
     
  3. planter

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    Loveley looking looking plant. I wouldnt mind getting hold of some!
     
  4. Arana

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    Yes it's a stunning carpeting plant, i would love to try some too, apparently it loves nitrate :D
    it has a close cousin Elatine gussonei which turns red under strong light, anyone fancy a red carpet in their tank?
     
  5. Arana

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  6. plantbrain

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    I've found it in irrigation canals here. It's native to CA. It grows really FAST AND IS PRETTY, BUT LIKE GLOSS, CAN OVERWHELM. Seeds travel well and if you can ship it inside 96 hours or less.
    It should handle chilling well, but not freezing.

    Regards,
    Tom barr
     
  7. Garuf

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    Tom do you have any? I'd be prepared to try some for the cost of shipping.
     
  8. planter

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    ME TOO!!!!!!! :D
     
  9. Arana

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    I'd love some too, it must be available for sale somewhere?
     
  10. plantbrain

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    The Singapore dealers often sell it.
    You might try German sources and Tropica perhaps.
    Malta has that other species.

    They should be flowering about now and going to seed, so you might try asking for seeds from Malta.
    I do not keep such weedy plants any more, at least not right now, but perhaps for awhile later on I might.


    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  11. Arana

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    you don't suppose this is Georges new plant from Tropica do you? ;)
     
  12. planter

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    Hmmm who knows! Anybody manages to find some please let me know
     
  13. daniel19831123

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    aquaspot have this plant on their list but it's going to shipped from singapore and you probably get some mushy stem plant when you receive it.
     
  14. james3200

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  15. Ray

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    Oooo nice link thank you James :D
    I just love the various German online stores and here is a new one for my bookmarks! I get the impression the hobby is so much more advanced (and cheaper) there than in the UK.
    These guys have no less than 20 varieties of crypt, only Aquaspot can beat that (Tropica = 10, Dennerle = 16)! Has anyone tried them - are they any good?
     
  16. Aquaspot World

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    Yes, it's true and anyone who's attempting to buy this plant should already know that it's a fragile plant.

    We have shipped this to the UK to a hobbyist, quite some time ago. Not sure if they made it though.
     
  17. GreenNeedle

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    They have loads of 'moos' as well. lol

    Andy
     
  18. Garuf

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    It'd be interesting to see how this goes, I think Arana, Mark might be onto something in suggesting it might be tropica's new plant though. Fingers crossed people.
     
  19. pirotake

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    If I'm not mistaken this is considered a mild pest weed in the rice fields in Japan. So if you happen to be in Japan, go to a rice field and pick one from there! Below is a link to the page on Elatine triandra from the website calling itself "encyclopedia of rice field weeds" (sorry all in Japanese but you can appreciate the way they really grow). http://had0.big.ous.ac.jp/plantsdic/ang ... hakobe.htm. Also from the hp of this website you can find all sorts of "aquarium" plants listed. http://had0.big.ous.ac.jp/plantsdic/pla ... suiden.htm.
     
  20. aaronnorth

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    Here is Georges tank - do you think ET would go well with it? :lol:

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