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I got the first plant out my my gf's tank where it grows attached to a piece of driftwood, rooted in the substrate, and dangling in midwater attached by a runner to the mother plant. The largest is no more than 4" tall with the longest leaves being about 3-4" in length. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/nkambae/IMGP0690.jpg

The second came from a lfs where no one knew the name of this plant. It has a root mass from which the stems seem to grow. Some of the stems are long with one leaf (ala red lotus) and other stems have nodes from which branch 1-3 other stems, leaves, and root tendrils (ala some stem plants). http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/nkambae/IMGP0701.jpg

I am confused, which my kids say is normal for me, and any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.

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The first is an Echinodorus (sword plant), perhaps E. amazonicus.

The second is Nymphoides sp. 'Taiwan'. That one is pretty cool because you can cut off a leaf and just plant it; it will grow roots and become a new plant from there.
 

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The second is Nymphoides sp. 'Taiwan'. That one is pretty cool because you can cut off a leaf and just plant it; it will grow roots and become a new plant from there.
That is very interesting. I have one of these and it grows so quickly that I constantly have to cut off some of the leaves to avoid it taking over the surface. I can plant these leaves now ( with a bit of the stem I suppose) and get new plants.

You learn something everyday here.
 
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