View Full Version : Any plants u can plant in just gravel?

10-25-2010, 03:36 PM
Any plants I can just pop into my gravel and they will grow / survive?

How would Ambulia go?

Lady Hobbs
10-25-2010, 03:38 PM
Many plants, especially stem plants, have small root structures and need to spread. They can not do this well in gravel. With gravel, I would stick to plants that can grow on wood and add floating plants.

10-25-2010, 03:57 PM
Ambulia will grow in gravel fine, if you have enough light you wont be able to stop the stuff. I have no troubles with lucens and rotala in my gravel.

10-25-2010, 04:18 PM
i have a few different hygrophilia species growing in gravel as well as swords, java ferns, and one of my anubias plants. yes i know java fern and anubias are suppose to be attached to wood but my one plant i attached to a piece of slate and set it in the gravel with only the rhizome above and its putting off a new leaf roughly every week and a half. the java fern is just hanging out til i find something nice to put them on.

im summation for me swords, hygrophillias , and even anubias have grown excellent for me in gravel. lighting however is a big thing, what kind of lighting do you have and how many watts per gallon do you put out?