Isoetes japonica

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by jay, 11 Feb 2009.

  1. jay

    jay Member

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    Hi,
    Has anyone had any experience with this plant?
    If you have Amano's Nature Aquarium Books 2 and 3, it's in some scapes. Tall thin tubular grass.
    I brought some and it looks just like a big bunch of lileopsis.
    I'm 99% sure that it is just a big bunch of lileopsis and they sent the wrong order.
    But what does young Isoetes look like?
    and...
    Does anyone know of a good reputable dealer who sells god specimens?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ed Seeley

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    It's a rosette forming plant that requires high light and soft water. A few guys on APC are growing them and they are pretty tricky apparently. Not sure where you'll source them over here. When young they're a smaller rosette of spiky leaves.
     
  3. jay

    jay Member

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    Thanks.
    Received a bunch of them the other day. Looks about right, just very small.
    It was a bit of a tangled mess and i ended up throwing a fair amount away. Understand that its a difficult plant (supposedly not truly aquatic)
    Got to give it a try though, just on the off chance it takes.... it's a beautiful plat.
     

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