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Samolus parviflorus

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  1. Re:clouded glass, Samolus, sulfide from driftwood
    by krombhol/teclink.net (Paul Krombholz) (Wed, 7 Jan 1998)
  2. Samolus parviflorus
    by krandall/world.std.com (Wed, 07 Jan 1998)
  3. Does anyone konw this plant?
    by George Booth <booth/hpmtlgb1.lvld.hp.com> (Wed, 7 Jan 1998)

Re:clouded glass, Samolus, sulfide from driftwood

by krombhol/teclink.net (Paul Krombholz)
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998

I got Samolus from PetSmart about a year ago.  It grows very slowly and
produces little plants at the internodes.  It produced 20 or 30 small
plantlets for me, most of which are still hanging on. Kasselmann says that
it is quite tolerant of brackish water.  It has very fine roots, and,
therefore, probably does not like soil with a lot of organic matter.



Samolus parviflorus

by krandall/world.std.com
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 1998

Subject: Does anyone now this plant?
>
>Hi
>I realy don't now much about this plant, except it's name which is
Samolus. I don't now if it's >the true name of this plant.

Yes, that's the genus.  The species is S parviflorus.  The common name I've
come across most often is "Water Cabbage", although many books also use the
name "Water Rose".  It does look like little green heads of lettuce.
Baensch suggests that the plant cannot be propagated underwater, but this
has not been the case for me.  The larger plants pop out a steady stream of
smaller plants, roots and all, from their centers.  These can be moved
elsewhere, and will grow to full size.  It _is_ true that mine have never
flowered submerged.

It's a pretty plant that makes a useful foreground plant in a tank with
adequate lighting.  

I believe that George has had experience with this plant as well.
Karen Randall
Aquatic Gardeners Association

Does anyone konw this plant?

by George Booth <booth/hpmtlgb1.lvld.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998

> Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 23:13:41 +0100
> From: "THOMAS KRYGER" <tdkryger-at-get2net.dk
>
>I realy don't now much about this plant, except it's name which is Samolus. I 
>don't now if it's the true name of this plant.
>... If anyone can help me I would be glad

This is Samolus valerandi (older name S. parviflorus), also called Water 
Cabbage. It does very well in our tanks and propagates easily. We have 
moderate 
light (1.6 w/g), CO2, Dupla substrate and fertilizers. It's a good foreground 
plant although it can grow tall when it propagates. 

The plant propagates by forming baby plants on stems growing up out of the 
mother plant. Once they have roots, they break off the mother and sink to the 
bottom. We've been keeping this plants for 7 years. 

George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado


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