I have a high tech tank and purchased about 9 stems of the plant from my local fish store. Needless to say it also turned to mush. Of course i didnt give up and once my LFS got it in again i bought another 2 bunches and that was about 3 months ago and I am the proud owner of 3 stems. Very hard to grow. Had the second batch in the most intense lighting spot ing my tank along with being placed right under the co2. Good luck and azgardens.com has some that i was thinking of ordering from but its a little to far and i live in wisconsin.