Samolus valerandi - Anyone grown this?

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Steve Smith, 11 Apr 2008.

  1. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    I had to go to my local P@H last night *shudder* and I noticed they had some tropica plants back in. I was lucky enough as it looked like the plants had only been there for no more than a day. Anyhow, naturally I had to get some :rolleyes:

    I saw this plant and thought I'd give it a try. Has anyone else grown it? Any tips?
     
  2. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    It looks like a good find although Tropica do say it likes its light high to very high, needs nutritious substrate, needs time to change forms between emersed and submersed and that it is a difficult plant to grow, with that in mind I'd say it might flounder.
     
  3. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Yeah, I read that too. I don't hold my hopes too high but I'll try to give it everything it needs :) Need to decide on a substrate for the tank redo...
     
  4. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

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    I tend to ignore the light demands these days, even on Tropica labels. I just put them in the tank and see for myself first.

    I used to go by the 'guides' but then found that a lot of the 'high light' plants weren't and were just 'good light' plants.

    A lot of them do not conform to the size or growth guidelines either. lol

    Andy
     

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