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Low Humidity Riparium - Flowering Plants?

Now that we have the tank in the living room, my wife has asked me to try to add some flowering plants to the "riparium" portion. In my case, this is a planter box with tank water cycling through it. I know a peace lily is an obvious choice, but does anyone have any other good suggestions?


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That is a marvelous setup and definitely extends the range of plants.

Depending on what you want, how much light and how much space (vertical mainly you have quite a range. If you can it is nice to include transitional plants that grow up out of your aquarium.

Actually if you have room you can tie in plants that work their way down the sides.

There are plenty of vines, sedges, pennyworts leap to mind as transitional plants.

Pretty much whatever you and your obviously, lovely, gracious, tasteful and intelligent wife wish.

It has been many years since I was in the Longmont area, put I seem to remember a couple of good plant nurseries that I bet would love to help.

More information, please!

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Attached is a picture of the "riparium" in its current state.

epipremnum aureum (pothos, happy)
pilea cadierei (Aluminum plant, very happy)
tradescantia fluminensis 'variegata' (a wandering jew, very happy)
pilea involcrata (friendship plant, not happy)
vinca minor (was happy, no longer)

There is also a maranta red potted up there and another pothos is coming in from the side.

I know I want to add a tradescantia zebrina, spathiphyllum and a fittonia, but of those only the spathiphyllum flowers.

We plan to add a trellis of some sort behind the planter box for the vine types to climb.

*Note: I also have the option of adding more plants in front of the planter box within the aquarium itself by using the "cracks" in the "rock" of the foam background.
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The ruellia in my riparium blooms frequently. Maybe give that a try?
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Unfortunately the ruellia was gone for the season at my local nursery.



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Purple Waffle is flowering in this setup! They are small but they are there.



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Now that we have the tank in the living room, my wife has asked me to try to add some flowering plants to the "riparium" portion. In my case, this is a planter box with tank water cycling through it. I know a peace lily is an obvious choice, but does anyone have any other good suggestions?
Hello van...

Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema), Pothos, Nephthytis, Impatiens and Philodendron will all work.

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Been having consistent blooms with my Tradescantia zebrina 'Pendula' and Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea'



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The Mexican Milkweed in my fiance's riparium has flowered for us a few times.


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