Plant ID?

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Cristy Keister
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Plant ID?

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Can anyone ID the big red plant?
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Yours?
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Some type of sword?

Maybe Echinodorus "Red Diamond" if it is short.

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Thanks. It's not mine, but a friend's.
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My friend thinks that it's Samolus parviflorus. Anyone know that plant? Does it thrive submersed for long term?
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There are some mixed reviews online. Samolus parviflorus seems to grow in the the warm south like Texas and Florida. Samolus valerandi seems to grow in Europe. Apparently it is a slow grower and can be susceptible to algae.

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According to Kasselmann, Samolus parviflorus is a synonym for S. valerandi. It grows slowly and needs intense light, nutrient-rich substrate, and hard water. It tolerates salt very well.
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Look at the size of those 'bows in there -- that is a TINY little plant.
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It's not a very tall plant. It's supposed to be only four inches tall.

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Kasselmann says the plant can grow up to 15 cm (6").
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