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03-13-2013 04:09 PM
amygirl11 Nice!!!!
03-12-2013 08:29 PM
hydrophyte Hymenocallis spider lilies are pretty great, too. I tried several different species in ripariums and had the best results with H. traubii...

03-12-2013 02:32 AM
shrimpo
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Oooh very pretty! How big does it get?
I can't remember exactly, I took the tank down months ago. the plant I believe is about a foot high and the flower is about 2 inches.
03-12-2013 02:19 AM
Gnomecatcher Oooh very pretty! How big does it get?
03-12-2013 01:48 AM
shrimpo This is Anthurium in a former Riparium:

03-06-2013 05:53 PM
hydrophyte
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Some nice pictures hydrophyte,

can you share some water parameters that got them to flower?

temperature? pH/alkanity/? high phosphate/potassium fert?
That Asclepias is unparticular about water parameters. The tank where I have it now has hard water and high pH (8.3).

All plants need pretty good nutrition for flowering. Phosphate is especially important. I dose this tank casually with liquid ferts and there are also a lot of fish in it.
03-06-2013 01:05 AM
AirstoND
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Asclepias curassavica is a good one. It's very easy to bloom...



Ruellia brittoniana is another good choice...

Some nice pictures hydrophyte,

can you share some water parameters that got them to flower?

temperature? pH/alkanity/? high phosphate/potassium fert?
03-05-2013 06:53 PM
rawalstrom
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But I'll be sure to not eat it myself.
03-05-2013 06:34 PM
Gnomecatcher Ohh, I like all of those! Thanks! They're on "the list" now.

Luckily I don't have any cats or dogs. But I'll be sure to not eat it myself.
03-05-2013 02:07 PM
rawalstrom If you go with a peace lily, be aware that it is toxic to cats and dogs.

Ryan
03-05-2013 02:04 PM
BBradbury
Emersed Plants that Flower

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I was wondering which plants produce the best flowers for a riparium? Maybe it's a little far fetched to hope to get a water lily to bloom, but is there anything else with nice looking flowers?

I was thinking that a peace lily is a good place to start. I also really love Utricularia graminifolia, but I don't know how easy it is to get UG to flower.

Hello G...

Aglaonema Gemini (Chinese evergreen) has a white, tube like flower. They grow very well emersed. I grow them in my terraphyte tanks.

B
03-05-2013 08:00 AM
hydrophyte Asclepias curassavica is a good one. It's very easy to bloom...



Ruellia brittoniana is another good choice...

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03-05-2013 07:00 AM
Gnomecatcher
Best flowering plants for ripariums

I was wondering which plants produce the best flowers for a riparium? Maybe it's a little far fetched to hope to get a water lily to bloom, but is there anything else with nice looking flowers?

I was thinking that a peace lily is a good place to start. I also really love Utricularia graminifolia, but I don't know how easy it is to get UG to flower.

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