Re: Aldrovandra

Robert Allen (Robert.Allen@Eng.Sun.COM)
Mon, 28 Feb 1994 09:54:43 +0800

>>From Sun Feb 27 19:06 PST 1994
>>Date: Sun, 27 Feb 1994 19:04:50 -0800
>>Comment: Carnivorous Plants Distribution List
>>Version: 5.41 -- Copyright (c) 1991/92, Anastasios Kotsikonas
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>>Subject: Aldrovandra
>>I have several small pieces of Aldrovandra emerging from dormancy. They are
>>already being overwhelmed by algae. Does anyone have any suggestions on how
>>to save my poor plants?

I wonder if an acquarium store might not have something
that can help? If you have several pieces, ask for a
chemical that is plant safe. Or maybe get a Plecostamus
(sucker fish) and/or algae-eating snails? Of course
if it's on the plant itself the chemical answer may be
the only answer.

Of course if you can get the Sera peat pellets, they
seem to deter algae growth. But that is a long
term proposal to soak them and get the water to the
right Ph.