Hemianthus micranthemoides growth rate....

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Dave Spencer, 9 Aug 2007.

  1. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    Does anybody out there consider this to be a slow growing plant as far as stem plants are concerned?

    I have some in a medium light nano where growth is fairly slow, but it doesn`t seem to be growing any faster in my high tech EI tank.

    There is some Micranthemum umbrosum in the high tech tank that must be growing at a faster rate of at least X10.

    The plants are healthy with no obvious signs of deficiency, but I just can`t get used to the slow growth. Does anybody else have the same experience with this plant?

    Dave.
     
  2. CJ Castle

    CJ Castle Newly Registered

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    A friend kept HM and it grew fairly to very slowly for him (he did, however, have low light)...
     
  3. Moss Man

    Moss Man Member

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    Yeah, that was me, and it did grow slowly. Takashi Amano uses it in a lot of his scapes and they normally grow fast :rolleyes:

    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  4. James Flexton

    James Flexton Member

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    i'd say average in my opinion. i had some in my rekord 60 for ages. from pruning down to 4 inches it would grow to about 8 inches when i'd prune again in about 2 weeks. if that helps.

    ie ~2 inches a week in 2.5 WPG with CO2 and laterite/gravel substrate.

    nice plant though, gives a sence of depth and perspective to a tank, especially a small one. i would imagine you would need very high light in a larger tank (40G for example) to keep the growth compact. it has a tendancy to grow very leggy with more stem than leaf if left to go wild and/or has too much depth of water between it and the light.
     
  5. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    I've found it slow with 2wpg, CO2 and EI.
     
  6. zig

    zig Member

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    I have to say I never considered this to be a slow growing plant, it always grew medium fast for me, I haven't seen it around these parts in a long time either.
     
  7. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Given the right conditions, I found it to be quite a fast grower, well in comparison to its size anyway.

    Sam
     

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