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    Non Aquatic Plants

    Hi Folks, just putting a list up of some of the non-aquatic plants you are bound to run into.


    Here's a semi-sorta-maybe-not-quite-complete list of "known" non-aquatics.

    Aluminum Plant
    Pilea cadierel

    Aqua Fern
    Trichomanes javanicum

    Arrowhead
    Syngonium podophyllum

    Brazilian sword
    Spathiphyllum tasson

    Dracaena sanderiana
    Dracena sanderiana

    Dragon flame
    Hemigraphis repanda

    Hedge
    Alternanthera ficoidea

    Mondo grass
    Ophiopogon japonica

    Neanthebella Palm
    Chamaedorea elegan

    Pineapple plant
    Dracena compacta

    Purple waffle
    Hemigraphis exotica

    Scarlet hygro
    Alternanthera sessilis

    Sweetflag
    Acorus calamus


    NOTE: Scarlet hygro can mean about 5 different plants, this is why I used scientific names as well.

    Now folks. Some of these plants MAY grow, and they make seem like they're doing OK for a little while.. But eventually, they will die. For Example.. My scarlet hygro grew. I just noticed that it was really suffering, and seemed ..weird. So I did my research.. what do ya know, it's non aquatic! Into the flower pot it goes.


    Some if not most of these plants can be used in terrariums, paludariums, etc however.. Just not fully submerged.
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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants

    I did not know that Scarlet Hygro was not an aquarium plant.
    But then again, the stuff I sell is a different scientific name

    HYGROPHILIA SCARLET
    at least that is what I am told
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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants

    Hygro is just short for hygrophila.

    I can confirm that the plant you sold me, was indeed non aquatic. Don't feel bad, I didn't know either until I got it home and wondered why it wasn't growing. I just removed it a few days ago.

    When a plant feels like that one did I knew something had to be up. It was too hard and stiff to be an aquatic plant.. Had no flow to it. You also rarely see that intense red coloration in aquatic plants.

    Here is a good read for you, with a picture to confirm the plant.

    http://www.aquahobby.com/garden/e_sessilis.php
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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants

    My bad.
    Always learn something new.
    I won't be bringing in anymore of those.
    Support your local fish store or you will not have one!


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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants

    Lol.. Atleast it was purdy.. Click here to enlarge

    I've planted mine in a pot. However, it may be too late for it..lol
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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants

    Stickied. Well done Carrie very informative worth a sticky in my book .... Joey feel free to correct me if I am in the wrong


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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants

    yes many fish shops will sell you non aquatic plants and when u get them home they do tend to wither away and you poor people think why are my plants dying?, shame on you Lfs's, even in a well established aquarium they still die over time, but if u get technical many plants are sub aquatic and require a rest period eg.. madagacar lace plants

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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants

    Thanks for the info see two plants on your list that I almost bought for my tank.

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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants

    I almost bought some Arrowhead from my local greenhouse who just happens to sell stuff for ponds, are you say it's non-aquatic because it can't be fully submerged, be cause they told me it could. what else could I put in my 30 gallon long that will complement my Parrot Feather and soon to be Java Fern, would like so low lying plant some medium level and some high level, but no floating ones please, thanks!
    Canadian Pleco lover! Soon to be built DIY 2000 Gallon RTC tank, Go Big Or Go Home!

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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants

    It could be planted in a terrarium or something.. But not fully covered in water.

    Great low lights that come in all colors and variations are most crypts - some are tougher but the majority of the common ones (wendtii, etc) are hardy and very pretty and grow pretty much anywhere.
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    Re: Non Aquatic Plants

    i love crypts and planning on getting about 5 more to fill out my mid ground

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