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Thread: Creeping Jenny

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    I was researching plants to put in my tank and a thought came to me; has anyone taken Creeping Jenny cuttings (with rhizomes) from outdoor pots and grown it in their tanks? The cold weather is about to hit my area and it will die back the Creeping Jenny in my pots. I took some cuttings to plant inside and wondered if I could rinse/wash some off and use in my tank.
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    I know that some here do that with pothos ivy, leaves growing from the tops of their tanks, with the roots in the water...some here do that with "lucky bamboo", also
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    Since they sell a type of Creeping Jenny for aquariums I figured that they would not be toxic to the fish. I took some cuttings about 6-8 inches long (soaked and rinsed) and made a few bunches by winding some fishing line around the base and attaching the bunches to plant weights that I had on hand. The fish are now checking them out and the Lemons are trying to nibble at the little rhizomes. I can easily remove them if they don't do well. I might make a few more bunches and put them in a jar for the kitchen window. If the ones in the tank work out then I will have a few more to add to the tanks. It's an experiment .
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    The type you have are probably not truly aquatic, and not meant to be totally submersed

    I don't see how it can hurt to try, but non-aquatic plants useally don't last long in a tank
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    You are probably right but I'll keep a close eye on them and if I see any issues arise they will be removed.
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    Creeping Jenny is Lysimachia nummularia and Aquariumplants.com has it listed for sale as Llyodiella http://www.aquariumplants.com/Lysima...ia_p/bp115.htm
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    This is a fun experiment -- I'm subscribed!

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    Since this is an experiment here is day 1 of the creeping jenny cuttings.
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    Looks good so far...maybe you'll have a crypt to add soon
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    in the aquarium creeping jenny is the same as Golden Lloydelia, it grows as a stem plant. Little picky, but should survive

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