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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-19-2010, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Help identifying plants

I need some help identifying these plants.I received these plants from a coworker today and she had no idea what they are. If any of you know what they are that would be great.






And yes, I know I have a snail problem, trust me I know. I just picked up a 50gal tank today and i'm going to be upgrading soon so I'm going to soak all my plants before setting up the new tank.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-19-2010, 01:46 AM
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They both look like nonaquatic plants. The first seems to be Dracaena sanderiana, the second Trichomanes javanicum.


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Get an assasin snail take care of all those extra snails you got there.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-19-2010, 02:01 AM
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snails are awesome, keep them

both are non aquatic. either junk them or put them in a pot
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Unfortunately, those are both indeed non-aquatic plants.
They will eventually rot if kept submerged.

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looks like some of those plants i have seen sold in tubes with gel in bottom *cough* (petco) , some aquatic , most of them are non
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And those do make nice house plants.
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DARN IT!!!!!!!!!!!! it JUST planted in my fish tank a Dracaena sanderiana that I bought from petco. so even in fluorite with all the accoutrements, they will die if submerged!??? REALLY?
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Yes, as others have already mentioned, these are house plants, and will die if submerged.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2010, 10:00 PM
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DARN THOSE people who sold it to the store, who didnt know any better, who sold it to me, who didn't know any better. this is when u need a cell phone with internet access, so that you can look up stuff b4 u spend the money-tear apart the container- and plant it underwater!
well i hope it lasts until the weekend, bcuz i don't have the time to undo it now, as i am too busy pretending to be busy!
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DARN IT!!!!!!!!!!!! it JUST planted in my fish tank a Dracaena sanderiana that I bought from petco. so even in fluorite with all the accoutrements, they will die if submerged!??? REALLY?

really.
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the store that sold it to you knew better. you didnt and thats all that mattered to them

it'll last till this weekend. they can last a little longer than you might expect. but will die eventually

take a look at these. this is the best list of non aquatics that i know of
http://plantgeek.net/plantguide_list.php?category=11
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DARN IT!!!!!!!!!!!! it JUST planted in my fish tank a Dracaena sanderiana that I bought from petco. so even in fluorite with all the accoutrements, they will die if submerged!??? REALLY?
hehehe well, it looks nice on my front porch after all this time. I planted it in flourite. Sometimes i set in the tank for a few days for some nutrients, then back on the front porch it goes
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When you buy them at petco the jars are actually labeled as non-aquatic, but they're sold in the aquarium section (because of the reptile stuff, maybe?)...so there are plenty of people that don't pay very close attention. Like your coworker, lol.

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