I find it very strange that the same plant can vary so much in color. I have one bunch of LA that has been in my tank for a couple of monts. I bought it because I wanted a vibrant purple/pink/red contrast to all of the green in my tank. Well after a few weeks I found out that not all LA turnes this color. This specimin is a very robust limey green with 2" or so diameter stems and leafs. This plant is almos all the way to the surface in my 23" tall tank with no variation in leaf color from bottom to top.
Now I recently traded for some of the more "hypercolor" LA. This specimine has been in my tank for a few days and is roughly 5" or so from the substrate and is already showing some redness in the leaves. Along with the redness this plant also differs from the non "hypercolor" in that it is more yellow or not a vibrant green as the othere LA.
I leaned out my nitrates trying to ge the origonal plant to color up to no avail. I think some ppl believe that this plant will only color up with low Nitrates. I am going to prove that this is not true and after only a few days I can see that it will not be hard at all.
Also does anyone know what is the deal with the variance from one plant to another (cavan)???
When get home ill post some pics.