Pretty plant once its under water
As other's have noticed, it looks quite different when its out of water. Once its in water the leaves will start to change practically over night. Mine isn't huge like others have described but i don't use any nutrients or co2. Just planted them in my 29 gallon fish tank and they started growing, 3 of the 4 stems i got have already grown roots that have grabbed onto the gravel, i had to move some of them around. They seem to be very hardy and don't require much at all. I can say i had a normal incondescent light bulb in my fixture, i had to upgrade to better bulbs due to some water getting in there. I got some really cool ones from Petsmart and have noticed within 1 day the leaves that were still that oval shape changed dramatically. These suckers grow a whole lot faster under the right lighting. The one i got is florescent and says it helps with Photosynthesis. Its really helping them grow. So i suggest at least upgrading your lights to accommodate any plant and you won't regret it. Also since it has 50% white and 50% blue it totally changed the way my tank looked, fish are more vibrant and colorful, especially my Neon Tetras!
January 4, 2015
Betta Aquarium Set-up
Excellent living plant. We will see how well it grows as time goes by. Betta loves this plant. I spread the individual plants in an area near the front of the aquarium to bring Betta closer to see him better.
August 6, 2014
A great plant!
This is a great plant I have over 20 of Wisteria plants all from the one I bought at petsmart last year, it does make a great beginner plant, and once you get some live plants in your aquarium your going to want more.This is a fast growing plant, and my fish love swimming through it, I highly recommend it for any fresh water aquarium.
Maintenance for this plant: Hardly any at all, you will want to remove dead leaves, and there will be dead leaves especially with in the first month of purchase as with most plants their leaves tend to die and then re-grow once they get adjusted to your aquarium, but after that the leaves will re-grow and become a lot more beautiful then when you originally purchased them. I do add aquarium fertilizer once a month and that has seemed to help them become greener but its not necessary, these are tough plants and hard to kill even if you can't grow anything in the back yard.
If you notice your water wisteria getting too large, find a nice node (its a part of a stem that has roots on the side of it) and snap or snip it off under the node on the stem, with some scissors at the top and replant and congratulations you now have a new plant. (Also if you have any trouble keeping this plant planted(or any plant) you can always tie (with thread,fishing line, or an elastic band) to a marble or a rock, or some other type of decoration (no matter the size) to keep in sunk until it grows some longer roots.)
Over all its a great plant, fertilizer isn't needed, Co2 isn't needed and it will grow well in many different environments. how ever if you would like to use fertilizer for your plants, I recommend Sachem Flourish root Tabs, or API root tabs, if you want to go the liquid method I recommend you go with some Sachems plant products such as Flourish and Excel. but as I've said, you Do not Need much to keep wisteria alive, its a vary hardy plant.
October 8, 2013
NICE BUSHY PLANT
This is a good plant for about any freshwater plant. It has a healthy green and is probably the most bushy aquarium plant. My dwarf frogs love to sit in the middle leaves or under it to be in the shade. And my dwarf gourami likes to trim the leaves. It might be flimsy when its small but its not when it gets big and bushy. It' a nice looking plant but some plants are nicer, like sword plants or java fern plants.
April 13, 2013