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Hello, Here is my plant, with buds.
Below it is the possible match from a plant ID app. Do you think it is an Alternanthera?
Thank you in advance and Happy New Year!
Flower Plant Branch Twig Terrestrial plant



Plant Leaf Groundcover Terrestrial plant Flowering plant
 

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Yes, it is Alternanthera. But it's A. ficoidea, a non-aquatic.
Thank you Cavan Allen.
I'm a complete newbie at this, but I'm surprised (and a bit bothered) at how common it is for pet stores to sell terrestrial plants completely submerged in water, as if they are aquatic plants. It seems like deceptive advertising.
 

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It's been like that for many years. Might just be because it takes the terrestrial stuff longer to die than a true aquatic that isn't happy.
Should I remove the plant from the tank since it's not aquatic?
It will probably die soon since it's terrestrial. It's been in there for 2 weeks. The leaves are still ok-ish in color/shape, and hardly any have fallen off (I check often to make sure nothing is rotting and fouling up the water).
I also notice that the buds have grown bigger and more new buds are starting. Here's a picture taken a minute ago
 

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