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anybody know any aquarium plants that produce beautiful flowers?

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Anubias nana does. I have one flowering in my tank right now. I have had the plant in my tank for only few weeks.

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I had an Aponogeton Crispus flower once and the flower look very similar to the anubias picture shown here. This was a plant that I grew from a bulb.

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Well, what do you consider beautiful?

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I had something similar to the picture SCMurphy has as an avatar once...It was sometype of bulb but I don't know what it was. It was quite impressive it shocked me when it flowered as it happend rather quickly.
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Most aquarium plants flower, they just tend not to do so in a tank. The thought is most aquarium plants are marginal that sometimes grow unsubmerged and most of the time stick out above the water surface, which has to happen for the plant to make a flower.

When I initially bought my cabomba it was a few inches tall and was loaded with purple flowers. After planting, these flowers all fell off. My tank is 24" deep, and while my cabomba grows about a foot per week, it never flowers.
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I'm certainly no Botanist, but I believe that plants produce flowers in a last-ditch effort to reproduce if its life is threatened (ie, lower or no light). Many people who want plants to flower must subject them to a blackout period, which seems to promote the flowering. If I remember correctly, the one time I had the A. crispus flower was when I had green water and I shut out the lights for a few days...

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When I initially bought my cabomba it was a few inches tall and was loaded with purple flowers. After planting, these flowers all fell off. My tank is 24" deep, and while my cabomba grows about a foot per week, it never flowers.
I find cabomba difficult but possible to flower. I have only seen the red cabomba flower when it was also receiving indirect sunlight. I have flowered sag, green cabomba, ammania, anubias and marble queen swords.

With all of those plants, only anubias was able to flower underwater. The others flowered after being at the top of the water for a lengthy time. The sag usually flowred after about a week of reaching the top and the cabomba was more like a month.


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anubias, and tiger lotus!

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