Giving 4 star because I bought 3 different plants and one was mush. However, this one was in nice shape and doing well in my daughters aquarium.
I'm giving this plant five stars because it arrived in excellent condition. I lost one stem to melt and have melt occurring on the rest, but my hope is that it just needs time to acclimate. I have it under med-high light, planted in FloraMax, with some ramshorn snails providing clean-up assistance with dying plant tissue. I do see new, bright green leaves sprouting on at least two of the surviving stems, so this should be a nice addition if I can get it to transition successfully into my tank. As long as one stem gets established and growing well, I can always make more of it!
I absolutely LOVED this plant when it arrived. It came with such a beautiful purple color. Unfortunately many of those leaves died off and the new growth is green. I don't have it near the surface of the water so I expected that but I still wish it had kept the pretty purple leaves! All the plants in my 55g tank are from Aquarium Plants Factory and as you can see, they've all grown SO much since I received them! (For reference, I don't use CO2 and they've still done extremely well!) And maybe I lucked out, but all the plants were/are snail free!
Can't go wrong with this beautiful, vibrant, and happy to grow column feeder!
I ordered this lobelia based on the picture wine and after reading about it i found that it would usually stay purple when grown close to the surface of above water. The lobelia i received was a beautiful small clump with great roots and new growth and is still maintaining its lovely purple coloring!