NANFA-- Amazon sword question

Jay DeLong (
Sun, 04 Mar 2001 21:10:44 -0800

I have an Amazon sword which must be happy because it has thrown up a stalk
well above the leaves to just below the surface. What can I expect to
happen next? Is this a flowering stalk? I might be able to look this up
but maybe someone can help. I don't know the species.

Another plant question while I'm at it: I had a real nice growth of
Cardamine in a tank. It seemed to thrive on the 10-12 hours of light I had
on the tank and was reaching across the surface forming a dense mass, but
not too dense that I couldn't see the fish in it. My pygmy sunfish loved
it. And the plants below it grew well in the reduced light. Then one day
all the roots pulled loose from the gravel and now it's a disappointing
suspended mass. Is lead the best way for keeping this plant rooted in

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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