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low humidity riparium plants?

I'm putting some planters at the top of my tank for riparium plants and need some suggestions.

I'm looking for plants that won't require a lot of misting and can handle low humidity (the roots will be submerged of course). Looking for plants that wont grow over 12" tall or are slow growers/easily trained. Something vine like would be nice as well so I can train it over lattice maybe...

Any suggestions appreciated. Also, can Red Tiger lotus be grown emersed? I love this plant.
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I'm putting some planters at the top of my tank for riparium plants and need some suggestions.

I'm looking for plants that won't require a lot of misting and can handle low humidity (the roots will be submerged of course). Looking for plants that wont grow over 12" tall or are slow growers/easily trained. Something vine like would be nice as well so I can train it over lattice maybe...

Any suggestions appreciated. Also, can Red Tiger lotus be grown emersed? I love this plant.
Hydrophyte can correct me if I'm wrong, but sweetflag(Acorus), papyrus, and Cryptocoryne ciliata are all pretty forgiving with low humidity.

For a vine-type plant that can handle lower humidity, try Houttuynia cordata, sometimes known as "chameleon plant". You could also use Pothos, if just the roots were dipped in the water.
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Thanks these look like very good options. Grassy, Leafy and Viney lol. Im going to start with 3 plants.

Im also considering an Aluminum Plant. Im open to other suggestions if anyone has some.

Couple other questions.
1. Could Mondo grass and Ribbon plant be grown in low humidity? Easy to get at LFS. And I have a couple ribbon plants I bought before finding out they arent true aquatics.
2. What substrate should I use in the planter?
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Mondo grass should work, the Dracanea is harder to predict.

You may want to buy mondo grass at a landscaping place, it's far cheaper there.
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