I attach to hardscape. If I want it on the substrate, I still glue it to a small rock to keep it weighted but not planted in the substrate. It's supposed to be attached to things like buce. It's an unusual plant, somewhat rare in the hobby too. I love it though, it's easier than buce for me as well. I buy as tissue cultures and let them grow in. Great little plants. I got them in my 10 gallon and my betta tank too.As usual, your tanks & new betta girl look great! I too am sorry about Louie
I had to look up homolomena, a new genus to me. Is it planted in the substrate or attached to wood etc? What I saw said they're related to bucephalandra...but planted in the substrate. It could have been cut & paste general plant directions, I didn't look too hard Most rhizomes need to be up off the substrate...
In the 55 gallon, that's water lettuce. I've got some monster sized lettuce, as large as dinner plates! The roots can get really nuts and need to be trimmed, but within a week reach the substrate again hahaNow this is aquascaping. I wish I could do that. Is that frogbit I see floating in the 55? I always liked that plant.
No no it has hahaI'm surprise the Pogostemon stellatus octopus hasn't over taken the tank. Even in my low tech tanks it grows to the top readily and quite broad. I have to trim it every week or two. In the high tech tank well it is almost a disaster.