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Not sure if this plant is as described..

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by SinkorSwim, 4 Sep 2016.

  1. SinkorSwim

    SinkorSwim Member

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    I have been looking for some dry start method carpet plant info and came across this:

    http://www.ebay.es/itm/311659073312

    I guarantee you I'm not the seller of this item, more wondering just if anyone has bought this vial of seeds and how it's worked out. I can't imagine it lasting longer than your average pot of watercress but thought I'd post it here to see just how valid the 10 day claim is.
     
  2. Mick.Dk

    Mick.Dk Member

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    Yep, I've seen this, some time ago........
    I'm not impressed, to say the least :facepalm: .
    I did a little digging and from what I could find it is seeds for carpeting in standard gardening. Can't remember the actual plantname - but absolutely defenitely not aquatic..........sorry.
     
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  3. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Global Moderator Staff Member

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    That's so ridiculous it's almost amusing,,,Lolium perenne perhaps?:rolleyes:
     
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  4. zozo

    zozo Member

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    I came across them too lately, i have no idea but had my doubts as well and definitely not what they say it is.. And this already only by size comparison.. I can't believe HC would develop such a size seed in a flower barely noticeable with the nacked eye. I'm growing HC already emersed for over a year and it doesn't seen to grow bigger, it actualy looks like it grows slightly bigger in submersed form. Not yet seen any flowers or i just didn't notice yet, but doubt the seed they show comes from this tiny flower. it just doesn't fit. I rather believe it would be nearly impossible to collect seeds from this plant.. :)

    Same for what they claim is gloso which is slightly bigger then hc but the seed still looks far to big for the gloso flower size i can find references from.
     
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  5. zozo

    zozo Member

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    Here you have a nice one
    Glossostigma%20elatinoides%20DJD1632%20Seeds.jpg

    They are 400 µm long 200µm wide.. That's less than 0.5mm :rolleyes:
     
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