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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-15-2006, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Willow - long term possibilities?

Picked up a willow branch approximately one month ago; wanted something above the tank. It finally put down some roots this week, on just about every branch that's below the surface. Before this past week, it just hung in there and looked like it was doing well, with green leaves. The ones which got too close to the light were scorched black, but otherwise, the lower leaves were doing well.

Just wanted to know if anyone has managed to successfully keep a willow alive in a planted aquarium and for how long. I'm interested since I want to bonsai the sucker above the tank and would like to know how much ferts do you think the darn thing will use. :lol:

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My local fish store has some prety cool tanks with willow branches growing in them (I think its a willow branch?). I it would probably take like 10 years before the willow branches would grow big enough to bonsai. I;ve never noticed it grow ever since I first say it. It does put out many flowers, it looks nice fore a while then all the flowers die and fall into the water.

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