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Old 03-24-2014, 06:57 PM   #241
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Very lovely set up! Makes me want to try a little riparium in the windowsill.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:35 PM   #242
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Had to go by my local nursery today(twice) ended up getting this and planting in a spare hanging planter.


I'm going to be removing the Pothos over the weekend, chopping it up and planting it in a hanging pot on my front porch. It has done very well in this set up. The last three new leaves are all at least 1.5 times the size of my hand. It's just time for a change. I'd rather be able to have it as a stand alone plant.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:25 AM   #243
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Fittonia is better for planting on a trellis raft. I doubt that it will grow very well in a planter.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:22 AM   #244
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Haha! I put it in a planter as I've never had luck with any of it on a raft. The ones that I originally got through you never faired well. Tried it once more after that with a few plants spread on rafts. I figured I'd give this a shot. Shoved a root tab down under it. For $3 I'm not out much if it croaks.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:40 PM   #245
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I need to trim everything. Growth has been awesome. Judging from root growth, having the sponge filter positioned where the outflow of water & air bubbles runs directly under the floating rafts has helped too.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:01 PM   #246
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Nice looking riparium plants!

Have any suggestions for a good riparium plant that can be attached to wood (no soil) and will grow with its roots in the water, but stem and leaves totally exposed, high light, and low humidity house? I have a log at the very top of my tank that I want to put a plant onto but haven't found something that will work well.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:55 AM   #247
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Looks amazing man
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That Ruellia 'Katie' is blooming again.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:38 PM   #249
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That Ruellia 'Katie' is blooming again.
Yup, it's got several more buds and seed pods all over it! I can always count on it for a nice splash of color. It gets Scale like a mofo though! I'm smashing them on a daily basis and barely make a dent. Fortunately they don't see to spread to any of the other plants. I see one every once in a while on the mangrove but never more than that.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:39 PM   #250
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Looks amazing man
Thanks man!
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:43 PM   #251
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Nice looking riparium plants!

Have any suggestions for a good riparium plant that can be attached to wood (no soil) and will grow with its roots in the water, but stem and leaves totally exposed, high light, and low humidity house? I have a log at the very top of my tank that I want to put a plant onto but haven't found something that will work well.
Many of the plants that Hydrophyte sells as trellis raft plants would probably work well. They are marginal/bog/swamp plants vs some of the emersed grown aquatics that need the high humidity. I'll try to get some closer shots of these plants in my tank as many of the larger plants here are grown in that manner!
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:28 AM   #252
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For scale you can also try to drown them by dunking the whole plant underwater. If you repeat this a few times you can knock them down quite a bit. The Ruellia can handle being submerged for a whole day or two.

Those seeds from the Ruellia are very easy to sprout and the seedlings grow pretty fast. You can start them right in a riparium planter or in regular potting soil.
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Those seeds from the Ruellia are very easy to sprout and the seedlings grow pretty fast. You can start them right in a riparium planter or in regular potting soil.
Very easy indeed... don't even need a planter!

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Might be about time for a trim....






Is the very large heartshaped leaf in lower right of these photos pothos?
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Is the very large heartshaped leaf in lower right of these photos pothos?
Sure is! I started with a small cutting of a variegated pothos(Epipremnum aureum) in the HOB. It now has roots in the hob, one of the hanging planters, growing through a trellis raft into the water and substrate all along the back of the tank. I don't think any roots made it down into the HOB the second time around.

The newest leaves are all larger than my hand, about 8"L x 6"W. I would say that this plant is still a juvenile on the edge of being a sub-adult. I had been thinking about cutting it into several pieces and repotting them in a hanging pot outside. I have pretty much decided to let it grow as I'd like to see how close to a full grown adult I can get it! Adult to fully grown leaves/blades range from 18" to 30" long.

Since the addition of more light the variegation has become more pronounced.
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