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Axis of Weasel
01-31-2008, 11:50 PM
This site says medium light
http://www.aqua-fish.net/show.php?what=plant&cur_lang=2&id=140

this site says very intense light
http://www.fishlore.com/Plants-Umbrella.htm

Algenco
01-31-2008, 11:57 PM
not a true aquatic plant, will eventually rot.

Dave66
02-01-2008, 12:34 AM
not a true aquatic plant, will eventually rot.

Exactly, Algenco. Maybe we should post a list of plants sold as aquatics but are not? I mean many of them last for weeks and some months and months underwater, but do eventually fail. I wouldn't want folks to think the death of the plant was their fault.
I'll start the list, add to it if you have more.

Dracaena sanderiana (Striped Dragonplant, Temple plant)
Acorus gramineus (Japanese Rush)
Hemigraphis colorata (Red or Chrimson Ivy)
and that Peace Lily the original poster had (S. wallsii)

Those are the three I have seen for sale as aquatic plants. If you can add more, please do. I see the Dracaena all the time in shops.

Dave

Lady Hobbs
02-01-2008, 12:46 AM
http://www.plantgeek.net/plantguide.php

Since you'll be making a list, here are more you can add.

Axis of Weasel
02-01-2008, 01:51 AM
grr!!! I thought I'd filtered out all the non-aquatic plants from my list.

anyhoo, here are some plants I found at the local Petco (blah) that are sold under aquatic when they really arent. I hate that place. I wish there were more stores around me (and i live in Manhattan!)

Lady Hobbs's link has most of them already. LH thanks a bunch, you're very helpful as usual.

*Trichomanes javanicum (Aqua fern)
*Ophiopogon japonica (Kyoto)
*Dracaena sanderiana (White ribbon)
*Dracaena variegatus (Gold ribbon)
*Selaginella wildenowii (Peacock plant)
*Spathiphyllum wallisii (Umbrella plant)
*Japanese rush
*Mondo grass

Algenco
02-01-2008, 01:59 AM
you must remember, they also sell plants for terrariums, which is what those are.
check everything at www.plantgeek.com

Ty
02-01-2008, 02:01 AM
I have two large ones in pots, they like their roots wet, and lots of light, but DONT get the stems below water or they will rot.

they are more of a "swamp" plant.

gm72
02-01-2008, 02:18 AM
Mondo grass is often sold as an aquarium plant. I think there is an aquarium type, but most is not.