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Hello, I have this plant in my aquarium, and it's doing very well. Sends out flower buds, but none of them open. I was just wondering if this plant need to be planted in the shallow water, for the flowers to bloom. Please let me know.
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Barclayas commonly flower underwater and you wont see the flower open as such. They have these thick protective bracts (or maybe they are modified petals) that open but no big soft picturesque petals. They self pollinate and if you leave them the base of the flower will swell into a big marble shape as the seeds mature. Eventually the flower bursts and rots and a gazillion little spiky seeds <1mm in diameter will spew forth and grow little tiny plants throughout your tank.

Even when the spike gets above the water...it really doesnt look that different.
 
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