content warning: plant health (update)
So I asked on r/PlantedTank whether anyone could identify the type of mold that's growing on these leaves, and apparently, a mixture of different factors (too hot, too cold too little nutrients, not-dirty-enough-water etc.) can lead to this state. The yellow on the leaves is apparently common, although not to this extend. And the grayish stuff beneath the leaves' hairs is apparently how it looks when the plant starts feasting on its own leaves. The canon, in the end, appears to be that there is actually no mold on it, and that the plants are merely doing very poorly.
I'm starting to consider just putting them into our pond for the rest of summer, where they might hopefully get better or even multiply, since the closed-off small glasses seem to not go well with them, though I'm not sure if this will save them at this point 🤔
My personal mastodon instance, where I toot about whatever I find tootworthy. This instance's visual theme of trash and junk yards (you might have noticed the footer of the website, for example, which displays a junkyard) is inspired by the idea that "one person't trash is another person's treasure"; that people's ideas, thoughts and outcomes of hyperfixations can serve other people and inspire them, no matter how little they are, even if they didn't serve the one who had them in the first place. In a way, this instance is a garbage can of every thought I have and had and never used, as well as photos of things that never served beyond the moment (such as food) and things I do that don't serve anything (like having plants). If it's a thought or thing that I am weirdly proud of and it is mostly useless, it ends up here. Welcome to my junk yard! (There are also links to things I'm really proud of on my instance, though, as well as things that don't fit this categorization at all; it's not like everything consists of little things.)