Lobelia Cardinalis

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Ryan Young, 22 Apr 2016.

  1. Ryan Young

    Ryan Young Member

    Messages:
    171
    My Lobelia Cardinalis looks very healthy and is quite bushy, and now forms a main area of my tank. My only question is... does anyone know why/ how this plant has gone from having a nice purple under leaf to fully green?
    I can rule out lighting as all my other plants which I believe to be more light intensive have flourished but cannot figure out why it has happened.
    Thanks
     
  2. tim

    tim Forum Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    3,844
    Location:
    Middlesex.
    Possibly only has the purple colour while the plant is emersed, green once adapted to submersed conditions.
     
    Mick.Dk and Ryan Young like this.
  3. Ryan Young

    Ryan Young Member

    Messages:
    171
    Ah that would make a lot of sense!
    thanks
     
  4. Mick.Dk

    Mick.Dk Member

    Messages:
    1,377
    Location:
    Dk
    Yep - your Lobelia cardinalis had purple leaves, because it was grown emerse......and became all green submerged. This is natural.
     

Share This Page

Facebook Page
Twitter Page
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice