Rotala Variant

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Rotala Variant

Postby scientist0724 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:00 am

I found this Rotala as a hitchhiker in the pond section of a garden center. Cavan says it's a Rotala rotundifolia variant, but I'm wondering which one. It's really slow growing in my tank, has two and sometimes three leaves at each node. The stems get a pinkish to deep red and an almost pink to burgundy color in high light.

Any ideas?

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Re: Rotala Variant

Postby DonkeyFish » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:36 pm

:lol: You're asking *us* because Cavan didn't know???
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Re: Rotala Variant

Postby scientist0724 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:50 am

Yeah...I thought I'd give it a shot it someone might have a similar variant...

The scientist ins me needs to know!!!

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Re: Rotala Variant

Postby halak » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:15 pm

How about Rotala rotundifolia sp. 'Arlene'? Grow a ton of it, and then sell it under that name. Then in five years someone will properly identify it. in the meantime, you are going to get rich. I'll take 10% of your profit for being the brain behind your new operation.
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