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  • Aus Ambulia - Limnophila Australis/Browni

    Hey Guys,

    Sporting these two oz native Limnophila's (ambulia).
    Just after some pruning tips planting tips on how to keep good leaf fromation up the majority of the stem?

    There similar to sessilifolia. Like all Ambulia it want to just form a huge bunch as it races towards the top and spring out the bottoms.

    How to roughly scape these, i'm aware that they aren't ideal for scaping due to their weed like growth.

    Sam

  • #2
    Find A Shady Spot For This Noxious Weed...

    Hi Sam,

    I think Limnophila sessiliflora (Vahl) Blume and Limnophila (ambulia) are the same, if not they are close, it is a big time noxious weed, listed as such here in the US and banned in a number of States.

    The only way I know to keep the plant bushy and low is low light. :gw

    In low light is kind of a pretty plant.

    Biollante
    The first sign we don't know what we are doing is an obsession with numbers. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Disclaimer: I am not trying to make you mad, it is just what I am, an evil plant monster, 'nuf said.
    • I believe the information I am giving is sound, I am not a veterinarian, professional chemist or particularly bright and certainly not a "Guru.".
    • I assume you are of legal age, competent and it is legal for you to acquire, possess and use any materials or perform any action in your in your jurisdiction.
    • When in doubt "don't."

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    • #3
      Hi,

      Bio is correct again....but it will do in MANY conditions not just low light, and it IS a pretty plant...

      Is vereboten here in FL and in much of the US as Bio states. For quite some time now I think....

      I think topping and replanting is the way to go with this species or to let some float for fry protection or light reduction.

      Personally, I think you'll toss them in a month as you'll be sick of triming them by then
      Last edited by Gerryd; 11-19-2010, 11:07 PM.
      Thanks,

      Gerry.

      'When something's not right, it's wrong'. Bob Dylan

      Current 220 scape

      http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...3219-220-video

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      • #4
        Let Us Be Good Stewards of Our Environment

        Hi Sam,

        Should you toss them, or any noxious weed please destroy them first as in soaking in a strong bleach solution, say 5 parts water to 1 part 5% household bleach for 20 minutes.:gw

        Biollante
        The first sign we don't know what we are doing is an obsession with numbers. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

        Disclaimer: I am not trying to make you mad, it is just what I am, an evil plant monster, 'nuf said.
        • I believe the information I am giving is sound, I am not a veterinarian, professional chemist or particularly bright and certainly not a "Guru.".
        • I assume you are of legal age, competent and it is legal for you to acquire, possess and use any materials or perform any action in your in your jurisdiction.
        • When in doubt "don't."

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        • #5
          Hey guys,

          Cheers for the tips, The australian ambulia (L. australis and brownii) are similar but down here it wouldn't be counted as a weed as far as i know. I know that the weed that's choking these plants from their natural habitat is cabomba and i think hygrophila polysperma. Theres a guy who's part of a local organisation here who stocks us up with Australian native plants. You can see his plants at his website. One of the species L. Brownii gets red tips looks very nice.

          Do the states have any native Limnophila?

          Sam

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          • #6
            "Weed of National Significance" Not Limnophila spp., Though

            Hi Sam,

            I will have to do a little research but I am not aware of any of the 40 or so species of Limnophila being native to North America.

            After a little looking around I am pretty sure that Limnophila spp. Are not native North America.

            Also you are indeed correct, Limnophila spp. Are not classified as weeds, let alone a noxious weed (Edit) in Australia.

            Though Cabomba caroliniana, often mistaken for various Limnophila species is a "Weed of National Significance" in Australia.

            Biollante
            Last edited by Biollante; 11-20-2010, 09:18 PM. Reason: add in Australia
            The first sign we don't know what we are doing is an obsession with numbers. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

            Disclaimer: I am not trying to make you mad, it is just what I am, an evil plant monster, 'nuf said.
            • I believe the information I am giving is sound, I am not a veterinarian, professional chemist or particularly bright and certainly not a "Guru.".
            • I assume you are of legal age, competent and it is legal for you to acquire, possess and use any materials or perform any action in your in your jurisdiction.
            • When in doubt "don't."

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            • #7
              Bio and all,

              A quick search seems to indicate: NO native US species...
              Thanks,

              Gerry.

              'When something's not right, it's wrong'. Bob Dylan

              Current 220 scape

              http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...3219-220-video

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              • #8
                Confirmed

                Hi Gerry, Sam, All,

                Thanks Gerry, I also confirmed that no Limnophila spp. are native to North or South America.

                I will edit post #6 to clarify that Limnophila spp. are not classified as weeds in Austrailia, let alone a noxious weed.

                In the United States Limnophila spp. are certainly classified as noxious weeds.

                Biollante
                The first sign we don't know what we are doing is an obsession with numbers. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

                Disclaimer: I am not trying to make you mad, it is just what I am, an evil plant monster, 'nuf said.
                • I believe the information I am giving is sound, I am not a veterinarian, professional chemist or particularly bright and certainly not a "Guru.".
                • I assume you are of legal age, competent and it is legal for you to acquire, possess and use any materials or perform any action in your in your jurisdiction.
                • When in doubt "don't."

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                • #9
                  Nice work. I was thinking that if anywhere in the states i would have thought maybe the southern states might have some similar species being in a more similar climate(tropical)? Obviously not. I've noticed a few plants here can be swapped for exotic species to help people who keep Australian biotypes, as many aren't aware. We have a Val species called branching val (v. caulescens) which when kept as a juvenile looks similar to branching swords also because of the similar propogation habits. I'm looking at writing up a comparison list for enthusiasts down here.

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