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    Emersed Project

    What you see in the pictures below is a small selection from almost every aquatic plant that I have. All plants are in their submerged form (except the bamboo), and planted in small cups with MiracleGrow Organic Potting Soil. There are holes in the bottom of each cup to allow the soil to stay wet, and the water level is kept below half of the cups. Lights are 2 clip on desk lamps with 23 watt 6500K CFL bulbs.
    My goal is to see which plants will transition well/best, grow well/best when emersed, and what their emersed form will look like when compared to submerged.
    There doesn't seem to be much information on growing aquatic plants emersed other than "you can grow pretty much anything emersed with enough humidity" or "yeah, you can do that in a dry start and it should work". We all know the tried and true plants to grow emersed; anubias, buces, s. repens, a.r. mini, and pretty much all carpet plants....but what about the rest? Crypts for example, some people say they grow very well emersed while others will tell you they will just die off. I'm going to put quite a few plants to the test to find out.
    I have a pretty decent list of plants going and a few more will be added in the next couple of days. Hopefully from this I'll be able to make up a list of plants that will grow very nice above the water. With the increasing popularity of Paludariums lately it would be a useful resource.
    Plant Species:
    Alternanthera Reineckii 'Lilacina'
    Alternanthera Reineckii Mini
    Alternanthera Reineckii Mini 'Vareigated'
    Anubias Nana
    Anubias Nana 'Variegated'
    Anubias Nana 'Petite'
    Bamboo "unknown"
    Blyxa Japonica
    Bucephelandra "misc. types"
    Crypt Flamingo
    Crypt Wendtii Green
    Fissidens Fontanus
    Glossostigma Elatinoides
    Hydrocotyle Tripartita Japan
    Java Moss
    Limnophila Aromatica
    Limnophila Aromatica 'Mini'
    Ludwigia Repens
    Ludwigia Repens 'Super Red'
    Mini Xmas Moss
    Rotala Bonsai
    Rotala Enie
    Rotala H'ra
    Rotala Mini Butterfly
    Rotala Rotundifolia
    Rotala Wallichii
    Pogostemon Erectus
    Pogostemon Kimberly
    Spiral Chain Sword
    Staurogyne Porto Velho
    Staurogyne Purple
    Staurogyne Repens
    If anyone would like to donate a plant/s to the project that would be greatly appreciated. Not much is needed, 2-3 small stems or cuttings and a picture of what the plant/s look like in their submerged form (before pic) in your tank.

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    SCAPE Member 1000 posts, Semi-Pro SCAPEr geektom's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kole85 View Post
    What you see in the pictures below is a small selection from almost every aquatic plant that I have. All plants are in their submerged form (except the bamboo), and planted in small cups with MiracleGrow Organic Potting Soil. There are holes in the bottom of each cup to allow the soil to stay wet, and the water level is kept below half of the cups. Lights are 2 clip on desk lamps with 23 watt 6500K CFL bulbs.
    My goal is to see which plants will transition well/best, grow well/best when emersed, and what their emersed form will look like when compared to submerged.
    There doesn't seem to be much information on growing aquatic plants emersed other than "you can grow pretty much anything emersed with enough humidity" or "yeah, you can do that in a dry start and it should work". We all know the tried and true plants to grow emersed; anubias, buces, s. repens, a.r. mini, and pretty much all carpet plants....but what about the rest? Crypts for example, some people say they grow very well emersed while others will tell you they will just die off. I'm going to put quite a few plants to the test to find out.
    I have a pretty decent list of plants going and a few more will be added in the next couple of days. Hopefully from this I'll be able to make up a list of plants that will grow very nice above the water. With the increasing popularity of Paludariums lately it would be a useful resource.
    Plant Species:
    Alternanthera Reineckii 'Lilacina'
    Alternanthera Reineckii Mini
    Alternanthera Reineckii Mini 'Vareigated'
    Anubias Nana
    Anubias Nana 'Variegated'
    Anubias Nana 'Petite'
    Bamboo "unknown"
    Blyxa Japonica
    Bucephelandra "misc. types"
    Crypt Flamingo
    Crypt Wendtii Green
    Fissidens Fontanus
    Glossostigma Elatinoides
    Hydrocotyle Tripartita Japan
    Java Moss
    Limnophila Aromatica
    Limnophila Aromatica 'Mini'
    Ludwigia Repens
    Ludwigia Repens 'Super Red'
    Mini Xmas Moss
    Rotala Bonsai
    Rotala Enie
    Rotala H'ra
    Rotala Mini Butterfly
    Rotala Rotundifolia
    Rotala Wallichii
    Pogostemon Erectus
    Pogostemon Kimberly
    Spiral Chain Sword
    Staurogyne Porto Velho
    Staurogyne Purple
    Staurogyne Repens
    If anyone would like to donate a plant/s to the project that would be greatly appreciated. Not much is needed, 2-3 small stems or cuttings and a picture of what the plant/s look like in their submerged form (before pic) in your tank.

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    Great idea, Kole!
    I am an old dog trying to learn some new tricks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by geektom View Post
    Great idea, Kole!
    Thanks Tom. I got some more plants from Carlo that I'm going to put in The Dutch, going to take a few trimmings and put them in there too since his plants are usually the harder to find species. Just gotta make room in the Dutch and play Name This Plant with Carlo via text, lol.

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    Nice collection.

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