The Planted Tank Forum

The Planted Tank Forum (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/index.php)
-   Riparium Supply (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=121)
-   -   Riparium Seeds (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=243914)

hydrophyte 02-13-2013 02:54 AM

Riparium Seeds
 
Riparium Seeds

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!

steven p 02-13-2013 03:06 AM

About time some more seeds get put in the hobby, a planted tank in an envelope!

hydrophyte 02-13-2013 03:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steven p (Post 2526170)
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.

steven p 02-13-2013 03:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrophyte (Post 2526282)
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...

hydrophyte 02-13-2013 05:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steven p (Post 2526578)
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.

hydrophyte 02-13-2013 07:48 PM

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.

http://hydrophytesblog.com/wp-conten...ctarum-i-m.jpg

hydrophyte 02-13-2013 09:47 PM

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...

http://ripariumsupply.com/wp-content...torius-I-m.jpg

hydrophyte 02-27-2013 07:30 PM

More news on the way pretty soon...

crazydaz 03-01-2013 02:56 AM

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!

hydrophyte 03-01-2013 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazydaz (Post 2685874)
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.

hydrophyte 03-02-2013 12:32 AM

The attractive foliage of cat palm...

http://hydrophytesblog.com/wp-conten...ctarum-i-m.jpg

hydrophyte 03-06-2013 08:19 PM

I'm still working on this.

I might have pictures tonight.

hydrophyte 03-10-2013 10:13 PM

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.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...cidentalis.jpg
(Wikimedia Commons image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ce...cidentalis.jpg)

hydrophyte 03-11-2013 03:33 AM

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

http://ripariumsupply.com/wp-content...eds-I-5001.jpg

hydrophyte 03-21-2013 08:56 PM

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

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...1-original.png
(Wikimedia Commons image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...1-original.png)


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.