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Old 02-12-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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Bog plants in an aquarium?


Hi,

I am a little confused. Can a bog plant be planted in an aquarium or will it drown? Are their any special needs other than what is listed below? Does this plant need taken out of the aquarium every so often? I am clueless.

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Name: Houttuynia cordata
Genus: Houttuynia
Family: Saururaceae
SKU: HO125
Stock: YES
Price: USD $3.99
Quantity: 10 Stalks

Structure: Stem
Origin: Asia
Height: 15-30 cm
Width: 10-25 cm
Light: High - Very High
Temperature: 20-27 C
PH: 6.0-7.5
Growth: Medium
Difficulty: Medium

Houttuynia cordata is widespread in Japan, China, India, Indonesia and Taiwan. Leaves are an attractive dark green and the shape resembles a heart. Although a bog plant, this plant can be adapted to submersed growth quite easily.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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Anyone? I have searched this forum and found little information on this plant. Some say it grows just fine in their tanks but most information I have found says bog plants die if not given the correct environment.

Anyone??

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:18 PM   #3
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when I first started, I made a mistake and bought a bog plant (dwarf onion). Fortunately it all worked out for me as it is still thriving in my aquarium for about six months now. Here's a link that may help.

http://en.microcosmaquariumexplorer....quarium_Plants

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:20 PM   #4
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Even though most of the listed plants are non aquatics, the dwarf onion is an exception, being truly aquatic...
Bog plants need their leaves exposed to air, most people will grow them on a HOB filter.
Petsmart usually sells acorous, mondo grass, peacock fern, peace lily(spathiphyllum), which are all bog plants in nature
The truly aquatic anubias can also be grown as a bog plant.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:08 AM   #5
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Most of those plants will work great as riparium or HOB plants.

I've had dieffenbachia(dumbcane), spider plants, trandescantia, mint, oregano, basil, bloodleaf iresine, anthurium, peace lilies, and jasminium from my HOB

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Old 02-14-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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Most of those plants will work great as riparium or HOB plants.

I've had dieffenbachia(dumbcane), spider plants, trandescantia, mint, oregano, basil, bloodleaf iresine, anthurium, peace lilies, and jasminium from my HOB
Sorry, what is HOB? thank you.

Michel, forgive my english.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:21 PM   #7
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Hang on back filter. Some people do stick some bog plant in it. it acts more like a vase with a steady stream of nutrients from your aquarium. popular plants on HOB are pothos and lucky bamboo.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:42 PM   #8
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As far as I know, they will need to be exposed to air for periods of time. Now the real question would be how long can they stay submerged? For that, I don't have an answer.

It's a shame as some of my favorite plants are bog plants; peacock fern and certain club mosses.
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