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Growing aquarium plants above water


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I was reading that most of our aquarium plants are grown outside of water to begin with, so I decided to try an experiment. I'm new to aquarium plants, and mine aren't dying but not growing either. I have a plan for this though. But in the mean time I took out one of my smaller vallisneria and a new stem of ludwigia repens that broke when planting in the tank, and planted them in a couple of self watering seed starting cups. I'm not super hopeful they will take off, but if they do it would be cool to see what they look like and if they can be re-introduced to the aquarium after getting healthy. 

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Likely I would assume that they were grown in a very humid high light area that is wet, those cups also have a lot of soil so it could be harder on the roots if it’s not giving a lot of oxygen to the roots, there are a lot of factors going on although I’m not an expert with aquarium plants, I am very good at growing different types of “house plants” out of the tops of the aquarium though 

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Yeah, I checked on them just an hour later and they were both shriveled up! I should have put bags around them like little greenhouses. Oh well, I don't have enough in my aquarium to try again right now. My only hope is the roots are  still moist and only the foliage is drying out. We'll see. 

 

 

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I’ve had some luck with a few stem plants that grew themselves out of the water, but most need very high humidity to grow emerse.  The ones I most wanted to grow emerse shriveled up even with their roots in the water and letting them grow upwards on their own.

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