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For Sale: Lace plant

Discussion in 'Livestock Classifieds' started by rsa, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. rsa

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    4981FDE7-F4FA-40BC-9A9C-CA8410FE0181.jpeg Not sure what the scientific name is. 30cm tall. Selling because it doesn’t fit in my scape anymore. R200 onco
     
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    Bump . Price drop R150
     
  4. A new day

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    These are awesome background plants for a large planted tank, and a good price. Quite fast growing, I have one doing well in my low tech 180L.

    Surprised there isn't more interest from the joburgers... come on folks, grab it up!!! :thumbup:
     
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    Madagascar lace plant -check it out in this video
     
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    Are they quite hardy? I've come to the realisation I'm terrible at growing aquarium plants so hardy, tough and easy are my route
     
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    I think it will do better in aquasoil than in your gravel. Since you’re trying your hand at plants and looking for a solution to pea soup algae, rather go for the water sprite, wisteria, hornwort etc we’ve discussed.

    Perhaps not quite a ‘starter plant’. Having said that, I don’t find the lace plant particularly demanding. I planted the bulb halfway into the substrate, gave it a root tab and feed small doses of Seachem flourish, exel and iron to the tank daily.
     
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    Hmm, ok, well let me try those ones and give this one a miss for now..
     
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    But as seen in the video, it can grow well with no additional fertilizers.
     
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    I found this one of the easiest plants to grow ,Im using flourite red .
     
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    It's a pity the plant won't survive a long stint in my luggage, I'm going up to Roodepoort for chemistry practicals from the 12-24 August, it's sooo tempting...
     
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    FYI

    Aponogeton madagascariensis needs a cool water resting phase in order to keep them going year after year.Use cooler water for the other seasons.Keep the bulb emersed.Do not take it out of the aquarium for its rest phase,let it remain in the substrate.Madagascar lace look their worst during summer, when they drop most of their leaves and grow small new ones, if any.But this is the natural order of things for this plant.Come fall, new foliage will emerge, bigger and with more leaves from the rosette.Try low to moderate lighting,they grow under lower light than other aquarium plants.Plant the rhizome tuber/bulb half in the substrate, leaving the half with the growing tip above the substrate.Use a rich but clean substrate.A deep substrate is not required.One to just under 2 inches works well and will assist in preventing stagnation.With low light, you get slow growth and it is here that a thin gravel bed is key to prevent stagnation.
     
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    @Figeth that is so weird, I'm also going to those practicals!
     
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    Are these plants still available?

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