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Hi Friends !

I hope all is well !

One of my friends gave me a plant and said that it was Brazilian Hornwort, which I think is a Pennywort. It has a bit large round leaves.

Just wanted to know if I can use this as a floating plant ? I mean does it have to be rooted in the gravel or can I just leave it floating ?

Kindly guide me...
Thanks and Regards
Kush
 

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Yep. It actually works quite well as a floater. When planted in the substrate it grows only a very rudimentary root system.
 

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Yep. It actually works quite well as a floater. When planted in the substrate it grows only a very rudimentary root system.
Wow thanks for the help ! Also wanted to ask - my plant has a lot of old leaves that are partially dead / destroyed and have hair like green algae growing over it. Should I remove these or do I just leave them... Also will this plant grow well as a floater in a normal tank - that is without Co2 and ferts and bright lights ?

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Pennywort is a very easy plant to grow. I'd remove the dying/damaged leaves as that will encourage new leaves to grow. I finally had to remove it from my moderate light, no CO2 tank because it was growing too fast to keep under control, so you should have no problem growing it.
 

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Pennywort is a very easy plant to grow. I'd remove the dying/damaged leaves as that will encourage new leaves to grow. I finally had to remove it from my moderate light, no CO2 tank because it was growing too fast to keep under control, so you should have no problem growing it.
Thanks a lot for the kind reply ! I'm really excited ! Thanks again !
Kush
 
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