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I am really trying to ditch my cracked glass lid but want more plants to grow above to discourage jumping. Right now all I have is duckweed and starwort, and I have some pothos in water to help it kickstart roots; but what are some other plants I could grow emersed? I am pretty good with houseplants overall, just keep in mind the humidity in our house is extremely high haha

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On 5/31/2024 at 8:42 PM, Jovius said:

Monstera, pothos, really just about any house plant. There are a few that can be poisonous though. 

Yeah that's my main concern. I also want to avoid those with really bolbis roots and rhizomes, like ZZ plants and some grass plants. I was thinking spider plant could be kinda cool!

 

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I found that pothos did too good a job taking out nitrates once it took off. It starved all my other plants... I've never had any luck getting monstera to grow into the water but mine isn't really prospering for whatever reason even out of the water.

Zz tubers like it very dry. I only water mine like once every 6-8 weeks. I don't think you would have much luck putting them in water. 

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@clownbaby take a look at this post. Those are @Guppysnail’s pictures of her tanks.just stunning. You can pick out several different plants. Pothos , monstera, draceana (sp)  and lot of others. I’m sure she’ll Id others if you want. Notice the egg crate she uses as support in the back 

Almost any houseplant that can thrive with “wet feet” meaning they do not require a drain hole in the pot does well. 
I’ve tried dozens of types that work.  The ones that thrive the most with the least light are peace lilies, lucky bamboo and pothos. 
Here are a few of my tanks showing emergents. You can get creative with many. Plant life project is a YouTube channel that explores many emergents. 
 

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On 6/1/2024 at 7:21 PM, Tony s said:

@clownbaby take a look at this post. Those are @Guppysnail’s pictures of her tanks.just stunning. You can pick out several different plants. Pothos , monstera, draceana (sp)  and lot of others. I’m sure she’ll Id others if you want. Notice the egg crate she uses as support in the back 

Almost any houseplant that can thrive with “wet feet” meaning they do not require a drain hole in the pot does well. 
I’ve tried dozens of types that work.  The ones that thrive the most with the least light are peace lilies, lucky bamboo and pothos. 
Here are a few of my tanks showing emergents. You can get creative with many. Plant life project is a YouTube channel that explores many emergents. 
 

23476489-CD45-4B83-A49E-BDF2392DFCC9.jpeg

872DA844-5A2D-4F37-B715-DCD5D4248DE7.jpeg

54581CB5-0367-4514-BD3F-45E214AA3F6C.jpeg

870F4F62-DB63-409F-B12F-1AB746805DBE.jpeg

886B68E5-B3E1-47CF-93AF-250DF156A9B6.jpeg

A4224910-04B4-4E14-8A99-501EB3A330ED.jpeg

 

THESE are BEAUTIFUL! Goodness I am jealous.

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