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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Which of my plants will grow emersed?

I'm going to be removing the glass canopy from my 30g bowfront, and using a 150W metal halide clamp-on for lighting. I'm interested to see how well some of the plants grow in their emersed form. Hope to also see some flowering. Does anyone know which of the following plants in my tank will be able to adopt an emersed form?

-Rotala indica
-Bacopa caroliniana
-Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig' (Sunset Hygro)
-Alternanthera reineckii
-Hygrophila polysperma 'Ceylon'?
-Rotala sp. 'Nanjenshan'
-Rotala wallichi
-Blyxa auberti
-Ludwigia arcuata
-Heteanthera zosterifolia
-Eleocharis montevidensis (hair grass)
-Anubias nana and Anbias hastifolia (I'm quite certain these can grow emersed)

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2006, 12:44 AM
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I vote Hygrophila bush. This plant grows too fast for me and the woody stems hint at a land based existance.

Try swords if you want leaves out of water.

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R. indica, B. caroliniana, Hygro, A. reinickii I know all will. I actually think probably most, maybe all you mention, will grow emersed as well.

Be aware that the leaf shape will change when growing emersed in many plants. If your plans are to trim and replant, the change in leaf shape will mean that when you re-submerge there will be a period where the plant undergoes the chasnge back to the submerged form and all the emergent leaves will die off.

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I know anubias grows emersed in the wild, so...
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