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The Best Riparium Plants - 22 December 2012

Get the best riparium plant selections for your new setup, expansion or replanting. I can suggest good combinations for various kinds of layouts.
I still have black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) propagules ready for planting. This fascinating plant will grow into a small tree in the riparium planter--use light pruning to control size--and can prosper in a freshwater, brackish or marine riparium setup. These propagules were lawfully collected in Florida, USA.

Hanging Planter

  • Ruellia Bluebell - taller, true species plant, bright blue flowers, prune to size - $3.50
  • Ruellia 'Chi Chi' Bluebell - grows to about 14", lavender flowers - $3.50
  • Ruellia 'Katie' Dwarf Bluebell - dwarf plant only grows to 8", perfect for nano ripariums - $3.50
  • Asclepias Mexican Milkweed - blooms easily with red + orange milkweed blossoms, easy to train to size with pruning - $3.50
  • Cyperus Umbrella Sedge - a "dwarf" variety, but can grow rather tall (to 30") in time, use this plant to form a grassy background - $3.50
  • Zephyranthes citrina Yellow Rain Lily - this bulb plant has spindly, onion-like foliage, but it blooms with beautiful yellow lily flowers - $3.50
  • Avicennia germinans Black Mangrove - slow-growing tree for freshwater, brackish or marine riparium planting - $3 for FOUR propagules
  • Spathiphyllum Peace Lily - peace lily is one of the most versatile riparium plants and you can use it in many kinds of setups. The dark green foliage works very well as background riparium foliage for other plants. - $3.50
Trellis Raft

  • Alternanthera - real attractive burgundy red and easy to grow - $3
  • Pilea cadierei Aluminum Plant - strudy stems and silver-spotted leaves make this one of the most attractive and usefull of trellis raft plants - $3
Just let me know any questions you might have.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
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