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Need Plant Help

I have been following THIS awesome thread. Today I bought some plants that I thought might work in a riparium (root submerged), hanging planter or HOB settings.

Here is a list of what I got, what I'm looking for is suggestions on which, if any methods I should use for each plant.

Codiaeum croton (Croton/Superstar) - currently in a pot from lowes

Hemigraphis alternata (Purple Waffle) - currently in a pot from lowes

Chlorophytum laxum (Spider Plant/Zebra Grass) - currently in a pot from lowes I have determined this was miss-labeled and what I actually have is a small variation of Spathiphyllum (peace lily)

Tradescantia pallida (Purple Queen/Wandering Jew) - cutting

Dracaena sanderiana (white ribbon) - potted "aquatic" from Petco

Syngonium podophyllum (arrowhead) - potted "aquatic from Petco

Hygrophila Difformis (wisteria) - bunch from petco, in its immersed form but sold submerged

Trichomanes javanicum (aqua fern) - in that gel tube from petco

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The purple waffle can be placed on one of the trellis rafts and the arrowhead can be placed in a planter. Purple waffle tends to wilt once a stem is cut, but it bounces back pretty quick. I'm not sure about the rest, but I'm sure you'll get some good feedback. Good luck!
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The purple waffle can be placed on one of the trellis rafts and the arrowhead can be placed in a planter. Purple waffle tends to wilt once a stem is cut, but it bounces back pretty quick. I'm not sure about the rest, but I'm sure you'll get some good feedback. Good luck!
Exactly the kind of advice I'm looking for. Thanks!


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No problem. Also Spathiphyllum (peace lily) is another great plant that grows well in the planter.
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Most of those aren't really aquatics and they won't grow very well in a riparium planter because the roots become too deprived of oxygen. Most of them will however grow if you just suspend the roots in open water. The wandering Jew and the purple waffle do well on riparium trellis rafts.
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Most of those aren't really aquatics and they won't grow very well in a riparium planter because the roots become too deprived of oxygen. Most of them will however grow if you just suspend the roots in open water. The wandering Jew and the purple waffle do well on riparium trellis rafts.
aside from the ones that you both mentioned do well in rafts, would the others work if stuck into HOB filters as those guys have done in that thread I linked to? Or would they still suffer from depleted O2? I have found a way to support them such that only the roots or rooted parts of the stems hang into the filter.


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anybody know where to get trellis rafts with suction cups as opposed to the velcro stuff that attaches them to the planters?

In one of my tanks I'd like to do only trellis rafts, but I dont want them floating all around the tank.


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aside from the ones that you both mentioned do well in rafts, would the others work if stuck into HOB filters as those guys have done in that thread I linked to? Or would they still suffer from depleted O2? I have found a way to support them such that only the roots or rooted parts of the stems hang into the filter.
I think most of those plants would do OK in a HOB. With the filter running it should be well-oxygenated in there.
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