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Old 03-05-2013, 07:00 AM   #1
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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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Asclepias curassavica is a good one. It's very easy to bloom...



Ruellia brittoniana is another good choice...

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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.

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If you go with a peace lily, be aware that it is toxic to cats and dogs.

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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.
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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?
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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.
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This is Anthurium in a former Riparium:

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Oooh very pretty! How big does it get?
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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.
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Hymenocallis spider lilies are pretty great, too. I tried several different species in ripariums and had the best results with H. traubii...

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