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Tall with thick stem plant ID

ghostsword

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Hello,

A CLAS member gave a plant that I am strugling to identify.

The plant has long spear shaped leaves, and thick stem, quite hard, almost like a bush. The plant seems to like light, as it grows tall and it is bright green.

Would you know the name?

Pictures below:
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The plants can also be seen here:
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dw1305

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Hi all,
Could be Alternanthera, but I think it is a large Hygrophila of the "Giant Hygrophila" H. corymbosa siamensis persuasion. Also looks like it would benefit from a feed with magnesium (and or Iron) and some nitrogen (pale lamina and dark leaf veins).
cheers Darrel
 

ghostsword

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but I think it is a large Hygrophila of the "Giant Hygrophila" H. corymbosa siamensis persuasion

It could be a H. Corymbosa, as the ones I got does not have red leaves.

I just got them, I placed the stems on a pot with JBL AquaBasis plus, and a JBL Ball on it as well. As they are right under a AquaFX light, and an T5 tube, they should have enough light. I also got JBL CO2, so soon I will see them at their best.

Many thanks for the help.
 

Nick16

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if its A.reineckii it will have a pink tinge under decent lighting.
But the leaves look to large to be reineckii.
 

ghostsword

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Cheers, the plant does not look like Alternanthera reineckii, the shape of the leaves are not the same as yours, and after a week under good light the leaves are still very much green. :)

At least now I know what the plant is, and it is a good addiction to the tank, the shrimp love to clean the leaves.

Many thanks for all your help.
 
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