Darth Mollusk Posted July 2, 2022 Share Posted July 2, 2022 (edited) I've been growing some plants emersed to great success: pothos, peace lily, and polka dot plant. So, I swung by the nursery to see what they had, and found this Alternanthera brasilia (or possibly dentata or bettzickiana, idk). Breaking with the alliteration trend, but oh well. Genus name rang a bell, so I'd assumed it was one of the ones I'd come across in my research. But then I realized: the reason it sounded familiar was because of the known-to-be aquatic plant, Alternanthera reineckii! Forget emmersed--I'm wondering how this thing would do submersed. That's not entirely true: but I do wonder how it'd do emersed 😆. From what I saw of the genus on Wikipedia, it contains both terrestrial and aquatic species. I'm going to assume this one is not aquatic. Anybody have experience with this particular plant? Any luck converting it to grow out of an aquarium/riparium? From what little I've found, it will root in water. I'm just not sure it'll last long term. It does need a lot of light, and I'm not sure my hygger splashing on the roots will cut it. But considering I can't keep a plant alive outside an aquarium, I may as well give it a shot. Edited July 2, 2022 by DarthMollusk 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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