Newbie here! Can anyone help me identify this plant?

ChrisMachell

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Hi all,

I was sent this plant in a pack, but have no idea what it is. At first I thought it was Hygrophila siamensis but now not so sure and concerned that it's a rhizome and I'm killing it by burying the roots. Any and all advice very much appreciated!
mystery plant.jpg
 

lilirose

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Thank you! Am I right in thinking it'll be okay in the substrate as is or do I need to take it out?

You should definitely leave it in the substrate, however be aware that it's fairly normal for crypts in a new tank to melt (lose all their leaves very suddenly). Don't take this as a plant loss/death- 90% of the time, it will grow back if you give it time.
 

Sarpijk

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If I may, it looks like you have multiple rizhomes say you might want to separate and spread them.
 

ChrisMachell

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keep it in the substrate, hard to tell what substrate you have from the pic but if you don't have a soil of some sort i'd advice you to place a root tab under the root so the plant can feed
Thanks - I have inert clay substrate with gravel on top. I have placed root tabs in the substrate but I'll try another one directly under the root.
 
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