Plant identification?

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  1. Nicole

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    Hey guys, does anyone know what plant this is? The bottom of it confused me a little..

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    Is there a riazome where the roots and leaves come together?

    If there is, it might be an anubia sp. If not it is most likely a perinial and not aquatic. My guess is the last choice

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    It looks like a big anubias species to me (asuming it’s an aquatic plant).
     
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    Did a quick google search on your image and came up with this
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_of_the_valley
    I don't think that's an aquatic plant
     
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    That is very weird, I just got it from my LFS and it was completely submerged with all of their other plants.
    It came exactly the same as all aquatic plants in the basket.
    I thought maybe it was some type of anubias but when I took it out the basket the bottom part doesn’t seem to look like it has a rhizome?
     
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    I did the same with Purple temple. Was with other aquatic plants, same method of planting in plastic pots. Many many FS sells non aquatic plants. I've seen mondo grass like this and aluminium plant as well. You must be very cautious when buying aquatic plants. EDIT: Remember, most aquatic plant suppliers grow their plants emersed, so that plant probably only went into the water once it got delivered to your FS. You can use it but will die off slowly.
     
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    Nicole

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    Thanks for the info! That’s really disappointing.
    I’m only really clued up on most of the beginner low tech plant species, so I thought maybe it was just a plant I hadn’t come across yet
    I guess we live and we learn, don’t we :)
     
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    It surprisingly looks like a banana fruit plant. I used to keep a sapling growing out of my betta tank year ago. It had similar leaves and roots to this.
     
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    I've burned my fingers the same way and I can assure you so has many others !!!
    Don't feel bad, plant it in a clay pot and let it grow emersed out of your tank ? Good nitrate remover !!
     
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    That’s why I hate it that plants are often not properly labeled at aquarium stores. Has happened to all of us, I’m sure!
     
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    Here are some more pics, if it helps!

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    Nicole

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    It’s for one of my betta tanks so there’s not much space for pots, but I will try figure something out for it..


    I completely agree, there’s so many plants out there and even just matching the names to the plants is difficult enough - I really wish they would label them!
     
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    There’s still a chance that it could be an anubias species grown emersed, look at anubias congolensis etc. Not saying it is, but look around.
    I bought an emersed grown spearhead anubias from a lfs and was shocked when I took it out of the pot to see only a couple of small roots sticking out like yours, no meaningful rhizome. As if it was broken off badly from someone’s tank, wrapped in rockwool and stuck in a pot. It is sloooowly doing its thing, transitioning and pushing out a couple of new leaves at the back of my tank, out of sight.
     
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    Looks like a Peace Lily to me, but know there are Anubias looking like those.

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