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post #31 of 71 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 03:22 AM
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What happened to the Aluminum plant cutting? Rotted? Still there?
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post #32 of 71 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
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still there, no change.
i have 2 of these tubs. only showed pics of one. the other i didnt mess with so no pics. its in that one i have the aluminum plant.
but its a cutting i took from the one in my 10 gal sorority. its growing up against the light there, its too big. im thinking about trying to get a 20gal extra high (same footprint as a 10, but 2x as tall) and making switching everything into there an making it a riparium. but not for a few months.
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took a pic of the n. crassicaulis before cutting it in half and replanting the top. its absolutely stunning. i love it.
while doing that i also notice my n. pedicellata golden, so i snapped a photo of that too.


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i have a journal for these on plantedtank, but i figured why not add one here? so here goes.
one of them needs a trim really bad:


here are post-trim pics of my 2 tubs:



e. parkeri flower:


h. japan flower:


p. kawagoeanum flower:


l. 'mini':


h. verticillata:


n. pedicellata golden:


n. crassicaulis:



e. parkeri:


p. helferi:


mini fissidens:


c. hudoroi:
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my c. wendtii brown flowered (actually 2 of them did simultaneously)! i know that this is a common crypt, but its my first crypt flower, and im pretty excited. yesterday i would say im not really a crypt guy, and that i just use them for accents here and there; but now im really rethinking that approach, and may make a crypt tank in a year or so.

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and here is a shot of my bruce sanggua - its really grown


and of a p. sao paulo flower:
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Those Erio flowers just have always looked so "Dr. Seuss" or alien-looking to me. So bizarre to me!

Nice job with the crypts Marko! You wanna be very, very careful with that crypt bug! Look what it's done to me. Lol! They are a fun plant for me because they have such interesting growth patterns. They have helped to make the hobby more enjoyable again for me at least!
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i think they are really cool.
surprisingly tall though, since its an emersed plant, it doesnt need to reach above the water, but it just grew a huge spike anyway. and the spike kept elongating even after the flower bloomed. i have a few teeny tiny bugs that have found there way in and probably live off of decaying plant matter. im wondering if maybe some of the flowers will get pollinated. really would depend on whether or not e. parkeri will accept its own genetic material as a pollen source (i know some plants require a different individual of the same species, and cannot pollinate its own flowers). same goes for the crypts.

yeah, but then im constrained with room, so it cant really get all that bad (i hope). now im anxiously staring at my itsy bisty c. hudoroi, which is as a whole plant smaller than my thumbnail (did grow 1 leaf so far though, ha).
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Nice little plant specimen shots!

That Eriocaulon flower is cool. We have native Eriocaulon species here in Wisconsin--has anybody tried growing them?--and I see those small picushion flowers on them.
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wow thats some great growth. Did you manage to grow lots of the pennywort? I'd love to buy any you may have for sale.
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Did you ever figure out what the "mystery stem" is? It looks a bit like basal to me.

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it was IDed as a nelsonia sp.
it grows too fast though, isnt all that pretty, and nobody wants too buy it. so i trim all the time and hold onto the clippings til they rot and then throw them away. so i will probably get rid of it soon.
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my b. sanggua is about to flower:
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That's awesome!
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very nice setups!
and congrat on the flowering buce!!!

I might of missed it, but they are just potted in regular potting soil? And no fertz?
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thanks guys.
im hoping the flower opens up soon.

yup. they are all in miracle grow (various kinds, depending what i had at the time, so far ive used regular, organic, cactus and citrus, and orchid). no regular fertz. every month or two i squirt some miracle grow liquid fertilizer into the water between the pots when i top off.
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