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First riparium!

Hi folks! Just posting a list of plants I'm going to "try" for riparium plants. Please offer any pros/cons/advice/experience on level of sub/emersion, nutrients you noticed some needed, light intensity etc. I have all of these around the house except where noted:

Liriope sp
Dracaena sanderiana
Aglaonema sp
Pothos sp
Caladium sp
Croton sp
Anthurium sp(@ Lowe's)
Maranta leuconeura

Thanks for your help and expertise!

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I can only speak for:
Dracaena sanderiana (*)
Pothos sp (*, **)
Croton sp (**)
Anthurium sp(@ Lowe's) (*)
Maranta leuconeura (*)

(*) under a 10 watts LED flood light.
(**) by window, west side.

Overall, all are easy to care for.

I moved around my 2 Dracaena from 2 different tanks and they don't complain. For me, they are not fast growers. But I bought them they were pretty much just a straight stick, no branch...

Pothos is the Egeria densa of the paludarium. Well, it doesn't grow as fast, but once it has good roots, it's pretty good growth rate. I have it in shower caddies, or directly in the tank, in HOB, in my river, etc.

My Croton pops up a new leaf at regular interval. Because it's by a window, it tends to bend a lot toward the light.

Anthurium. No flowering. According to AquaAurora, it likes iron. I just moved it today and divided it in 3. So I guess it's somewhat growing anyway.

Maranta is no problem. I often see the leave dangling in water and it doesn't seem to bother the plant. It did not have flowers in a while. I tried to grow a brach without root, no-go.


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Dieffenbachia anyone?

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So got my current plants in.. Will post pictures later.

Aglaonema sp "Red"
Anthurium andraeanum
Dracaena sanderiana - Luck bamboo
Epipremnum auerum "Variegated" - Variegated Pothos
Liriope muscari - Liriope
Saraurus cernuus - Lizard's tail
Syngonium podophyllum var "Pink Illusions"

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I have Saraurus cernuus in my pond I added this summer. I might bring some in this fall.
When are we going to see pictures?


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Thank you Aqua Aurora and Mariostg for your help!

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Happy to help and lovely setup! Look forward to updates on how the plants do/any new plants you try ^^

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Happy to help and lovely setup! Look forward to updates on how the plants do/any new plants you try ^^
Thank you! I'm looking forward to it as well! I actually need to make room for MORE, lol! I still want to add some croton and try that Caladium... and MORE liriope!! Also, there are some nice white Syngonium podophyllum at Wal-Mart for $4 I'd like to get my hands on(in the even Caladiums don't work out)... mwa-ha-haaa(sinisterly wringing hands).. My wife gives this two thumbs up!! That's a rare occasion, lol.

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I have a bromeliad I've been growing out for a few months(it's got two shoots coming out of it!!). Anyone have ideas how I could incorporate this? I don't think submerged roots will do the trick, lol!

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Thank you! I'm looking forward to it as well! I actually need to make room for MORE, lol! I still want to add some croton and try that Caladium... and MORE liriope!! Also, there are some nice white Syngonium podophyllum at Wal-Mart for $4 I'd like to get my hands on(in the even Caladiums don't work out)... mwa-ha-haaa(sinisterly wringing hands).. My wife gives this two thumbs up!! That's a rare occasion, lol.

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I have a bromeliad I've been growing out for a few months(it's got two shoots coming out of it!!). Anyone have ideas how I could incorporate this? I don't think submerged roots will do the trick, lol!
I think bromeliads like airy roots or well drained soil? I know they get used a lot in vivariums..can't recall if those can be epiphytic? If so maybe loosely wrap it in a moss and let the moss just touch the water? It will wick up moisture but let the roots still have air. Using planting wire to make a support/holder for it... Not entirely sure if it would work though.. hopefully someone with bromeliads in a viv can chime in.

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Looking awesome . Like the blackwater tank too BTW. Looks pretty wild in there lol.

What did you use for planters? Venerable shower caddies?


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What did you use for planters? Venerble shower caddies?
Thanks Aqua Aurora. Thanks Mariostg! The dracaena is so long it just sits touching the bottom. The Aglaonema and, pothos are just in there. Everything else is in caddies except the stuff in the HOB.

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Added three more varieties:

Syngonium podophyllum "Holly"
Dracaena godseffiana "Florida Beauty"
Philodendron scandens "Green"


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