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PostPosted: 2005.04.15(Fri)19:18    Post subject: chinese ivy, hehehe Reply with quote

I got a free plant today at my LFS because the lady couldn't identify it. I offered to buy a banana plant as well so for 2$ I got some cardamine lyrata and the banana plant. Smile

Anyways, looks like this plant is hard to take care of. Anyone have any advice?
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PostPosted: 2005.04.16(Sat)6:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

What plant is it? There is no aquatic plant known in the trade as Chinese Ivy. A picture would help. But it actually sounds like you got a pig in a poke as it's more than likely a non-aquatic plant.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.16(Sat)9:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cardamine lyrata historically has been referred to as Chinese ivy. I didn't find it too difficult a plant to get growing fast, but it does take frequent trimming in order to prevent the undergrowth from turning brown due to reduced lighting. Don't let this one get too short on macronutrients, either.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.16(Sat)17:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks 2La

I did some more research/read a few more reviews and it seems that a lot of people are growing it well. It's very delicate, apparently but I haven't had any problems so far.

Rex, there's a photo of it in the garden section of this site.

very pretty plant IMO.
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