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Coming soon--Riparium seeds from Riparium Supply!

We are going to offer several of our favorite riparium plants along with a few new ones as small seed packets. If you have a little patience growing your own riparium plants from seed can be fun and rewarding.

More news sometime soon!
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About time some more seeds get put in the hobby, a planted tank in an envelope!
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About time some more seeds get put in the hobby, a planted tank in an envelope!
These selections that I have in mind will be good values too with most just a couple of dollars for a small packet.

But you will need pa-a-a-a-a-tience.
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These selections that I have in mind will be good values too with most just a couple of dollars for a small packet.

But you will need pa-a-a-a-a-tience.
Like broccoli? Blew my mind it takes two years to harvest...
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Like broccoli? Blew my mind it takes two years to harvest...
How did you grow it? Broccoli should be ready to harvest in a single season.
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I might have seeds for cat palm (Chamaedorea catractarum) on the way pretty soon. This is a great plant with a distinctive tropical look perfect for larger riparium setups. The seeds of cat palm start to lose viability after a couple of months and should be planted as quickly as possible, so I hope to turn them around as quickly as possible. Please send me a note if you might like a few seeds.

For a palm the seedlings of C. cataractarum develop pretty quick. The plant in this shot is one that I grew from seed and it grew into this full-sized specimen in about one year.

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I am still snooping around for seed sources, but here is another possibility: Pandanus tectorius.

P. tectorius is another great choice for larger riparium setups. It grows very well in riparium planters in freshwater or lightly brackish water. It can handle a certain amount of salt because it grows on the beach in Hawaii and elsewhere in the Pacific.

As it grows P. tectorius develops these awesome stilt roots...

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More news on the way pretty soon...
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I would to try some of these! I got the mangroves propugules and they are doing great. I would to try my hand at a few others too! Keep us posted!
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I would to try some of these! I got the mangroves propugules and they are doing great. I would to try my hand at a few others too! Keep us posted!
I'd be happy to send you some seeds.

I counted and now I have seeds for three different plants that are already proven & tested riparium selections and three more that seem like promising choices.
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The attractive foliage of cat palm...

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I'm still working on this.

I might have pictures tonight.
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Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) looks like an interesting plant to try. This plant is a member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae) and grows in swamps in the Eastern US, Mexico and the Caribbean and it blooms with very pretty white globe flowers. I wondered if this plant would be suitable ofr growing indoors--a lot of native trees and shrubs won't grow inside--but I found several references to keeping it as indoor bonsai. One picture that I encountered even showed a bonsai plant only about 16" tall with several flowers on it.


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Here is the sticky label design for the 'Black Madras' rice seed packet. It includes a quick plant description along with (easy) planting directions.

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Here's another species I'm working with, Sesbania grandiflora. This small tree originates from swampy habitats in Southeast Asia and Australia.


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