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Old 01-10-2005, 10:07 PM   #1
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house hold plants

is there anything that will grow in an aquarium that you could probably find in your house?
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Quite a number of "aquarium plants" are bog plants. They are land plants that are adapted to being flooded part of the time. Most regular land plants cannot absorb O2 and CO2 from water. Some may exist for a while but will rot sooner or later.
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:20 PM   #3
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Many species of Syngonium can be emersed (that is, roots in water, leaves above) in an aquarium. If there is sufficient light in the room, it will grow nicely and make a realistic maze of roots in the tank(sort of like a mangrove forest).

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Old 01-10-2005, 10:24 PM   #4
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sygnonium, is there like a lamens term for that? like a simple name?
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I do not know the common name, but if you see one, you'll know what it is---you can get them anywhere. Here is a good website to start.

http://www.southerntropicals.com/galleries/Syngonium/
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OH THAT! im pretty sure my mom has some or can get some. my parents are incredibly talented with plants
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I have no doubt that anyone into houseplants has at least one type of Syngonium. Just take a cutting, place 1-2 inches into the water, provide decent light and you're off!!!!!
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break it down for me, i just need a bit with the root? and just let it float and itll be okay?
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You just need a cutting---it will root on its own. I usually stick it in the back of the tank where I can find an opening in the hood. this way only about 2 inches is submerged and the rest of the plant is out of the water and allowed to grow above the tank.
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You can use calla lily, peace lily and the common name for syngonium is caladium. You can also use anthorium, which is my favorite. Just submerge the roots.
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