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Anubius totally Aquatic ?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:00 pm
by moondog
Can Anubius be grown partially submerged , or are they completely aquatic ?

Re: Anubius totally Aquatic ?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:59 pm
by Diana
If the humidity is high enough they can be grown out of the water.
They are raised that way by the growers.

Re: Anubius totally Aquatic ?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:15 pm
by moondog
Thanks Diana , I am planning a tank that will be half water and half land ( mostly rock work ) with a water fall . Would Lucky Bamboo work in this set up ?

Re: Anubius totally Aquatic ?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:41 pm
by moondog
Also ,if Lucky Bamboo is OK , Should the roots be planted in the substrate or left exposed in the water column ?

Re: Anubius totally Aquatic ?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:12 pm
by Diana
Lucky Bamboo can grow in soil or water. Gets pretty tall.

Re: Anubius totally Aquatic ?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:03 am
by C. Andrew Nelson
Diana wrote:Lucky Bamboo can grow in soil or water. Gets pretty tall.


Very true. I have a Lucky Bamboo growing in a small pot on top of my refrigerator that has grown to be almost three feet tall.

Re: Anubius totally Aquatic ?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:30 pm
by moondog
Thanks , are there any other plant suggestions for the type of set up I have in mind ? The water level will be about 6 to 7 inches . Also , is there a way to trim bamboo should it start to grow out of the tank ?

Re: Anubius totally Aquatic ?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:23 pm
by C. Andrew Nelson
moondog wrote:Also , is there a way to trim bamboo should it start to grow out of the tank ?


You can "top" it like you would a tree (trim off the top) which stops the center stem from growing any taller. There is a chance though that it may shoot out side branches which would then reach for the sky. It is a relatively slow growing plant, at least mine is. It took 14 years for mine to get 3 feet tall.

Re: Anubius totally Aquatic ?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:31 am
by Crazygar
Paladriums are planted tank enthusiasts dream! Both Aquatic, marginal and terrestrial all in one setting.

Anubias do wonderfully in these setups, as long the humidity remains high. Buy a fogger, it really helps with keeping humidity where you want it and creates a nice effect in the tank. Ensure you have it in small enclosure to ensure no animals touch it.

Gary

Re: Anubius totally Aquatic ?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:40 pm
by Diana
Most house plants will grow just fine in a paludarium. You just need to select the smaller ones.
Fittonia, especially the dwarf white veined type.
Most mosses and related plants- selaginella, for example.
Gets pretty rampant, but creeping fig (Ficus repens, AKA F. pumila) could work. I would look for the variegated type. Keep it under control!
Earth Stars- Cryptanthus would be worth looking into.
Tillandsia is a genus of epiphytic plants. They would grow really well attached to branches in a humid setting.

Other aquatics that will grow emersed-
Most Cryptocorynes.
Hygrophylla diformis (The 'diformis' part of its name is from the different leaf shapes above and below the water)
Quite a few others. Again, most mosses are worth trying, especially if you set up a water fall sort of thing- plant the mosses where the water flows. Same with Riccia fluitans.