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Went to a local garden center this morning and picked up a few plants I can slap in my HOB. Saw this while I was looking around (of course it had no label just price tab). Anyone know what is is or if its riparium friendly?
 

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That is some kind of Peperomia. Most Peperomia live in the tops of trees or on rocks. They are not marginal aquatics.

For best results in a riparium use true marginal aquatics. Marginal aquatics are adapted to grow with thei roots in the water and they make the best representation of the riparian habitat. There are lots of good choices. Here is a quick list with some of the best...

  • Ruellia Bluebell
  • Cyperus Dwarf Umbrella Sedge
  • Avicennia Black Mangrove and other mangrove trees
  • Spathiphyllum Peace Lily
  • Asclepias curassavica Mexican Milkweed
  • emersed Bacopa monierri, various Hygrophila, Limnophila aromatica and the emersed forms of many other aquatic stems
  • Echinodorus cordifolius and E. cordifolius 'Tropica Marble Queen'
  • Colocasia fallax Dwarf Taro
  • Pogonatherum Baby Panda Bamboo
  • various Pandanus sp.
  • Alternanthera Joseph's Coat - trellis raft
  • Pilea Aluminum Plant - trellis raft
  • Oplismenus Basket Grass - trellis raft
  • various emersed Cryptocoryne - for high-humidity riparium
  • emersed Anubias - for high-humidity riparium on trellis raft
  • Bucepahaldra - for high-humidity riparium
  • emersed Microsorum Java Fern- for high-humidity riparium on trellis raft
 

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Some type of peperomia maybe?

maybe this one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peperomia_argyreia
Thanks

That is some kind of Peperomia. Most Peperomia live in the tops of trees or on rocks. They are not marginal aquatics.

For best results in a riparium use true marginal aquatics. Marginal aquatics are adapted to grow with thei roots in the water and they make the best representation of the riparian habitat. There are lots of good choices. Here is a quick list with some of the best...

  • Ruellia Bluebell
  • Cyperus Dwarf Umbrella Sedge
  • Avicennia Black Mangrove and other mangrove trees
  • Spathiphyllum Peace Lily
  • Asclepias curassavica Mexican Milkweed
  • emersed Bacopa monierri, various Hygrophila, Limnophila aromatica and the emersed forms of many other aquatic stems
  • Echinodorus cordifolius and E. cordifolius 'Tropica Marble Queen'
  • Colocasia fallax Dwarf Taro
  • Pogonatherum Baby Panda Bamboo
  • various Pandanus sp.
  • Alternanthera Joseph's Coat - trellis raft
  • Pilea Aluminum Plant - trellis raft
  • Oplismenus Basket Grass - trellis raft
  • various emersed Cryptocoryne - for high-humidity riparium
  • emersed Anubias - for high-humidity riparium on trellis raft
  • Bucepahaldra - for high-humidity riparium
  • emersed Microsorum Java Fern- for high-humidity riparium on trellis raft
Thank you very much for the info!
I picked up maidendshiar fern, pothos, fittonia albivenis, and tradescantia zebrine for my HOBs. Sadly the ones you listed are more uncommon then I'd expect around here (I though I could at least get a hold of aluminum plant =.=) peace lily is easy to find but those turn into real monsters (I'm sure the ones I got (esp pothos) will too though...eventually) Will try looking around more for the plants you listed though, might get lucky and find them at another nursery.
plants in:

Hoping to convert plant to all anubias (submerged) and all broad leafed riaprium plants above ..maybe peace lily, pothos, and .. "arrow head" something(??).. Syngonium podophyllum, that's it! Also hope long term to try to get get riaprium plants that aren't too wanting of humidity (think finally list falls in this category).

As a side note: I wish the garden center/nursery workers around here actually new their plants, got zombie stares when I asked about a few and a "is that a house plant?" "...yes" "... all our house plants are over there"*points then walks off quickly when I turn my head* ...
 

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Ludwigia repens
Mint Charlie
Althernathera reinekii
Rotala Colorata and friends

are more common and are more manageable size-wise: a lot of others really want to be 2'+.

Ricca and dwarf baby tears are some if the smallest choices.

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