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English Ivy-like Plants

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Ok, I KNOW I'm not the first person to ask if there are any ivy-like plants for the aquarium but, I dont know if there was ever an answer.
Here's the situation; I have a great piece of driftwood that looks like the roots of a tree. I want to wrap an ivy-like plant around some of the root-like parts of the driftwood (yes, I do use the -like thing alot :proud:). In my research I've found 2 likely candidates:


Leaf Plant Vegetation Terrestrial plant Groundcover

or, Lindernia rotundifolia (Baby Tears)

Flower Plant Terrestrial plant Organism Petal

Does anyone have any experience in using these plants in the way I am describing?
Also, if anyone has a suggestions about another plant, that might fit the bill alittle better, please let me know. Thanks.
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The plants you are wanting to use will not attach to the wood, you'd have to physically attach them and continuously trim and re-attach as needed.

A better alternative woul dbe to use an epiphyte, such as Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' and attach it. It will eventually self-attach and the leaves stay small as well. Fissidens fontanus may also give you the look you want, though I admit it is not ivy-like...but it does look nice on driftwood.
Neither of those will work.

You could do it with Pennywort, but it wouldn't stay that way permanently. It would require trimming and upkeep.
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