- Re:clouded glass, Samolus, sulfide from driftwood
by krombhol/teclink.net (Paul Krombholz) (Wed, 7 Jan 1998)
- Samolus parviflorus
by krandall/world.std.com (Wed, 07 Jan 1998)
- Does anyone konw this plant?
by George Booth <booth/hpmtlgb1.lvld.hp.com> (Wed, 7 Jan 1998)
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.
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 1998
Subject: Does anyone now this plant?
>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
It's a pretty plant that makes a useful foreground plant in a tank with
I believe that George has had experience with this plant as well.
Aquatic Gardeners Association
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
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