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    I got a few patches of dwarf riccia and was reading up on how to anchor it.

    Seems the best method is to use a nylon mesh to tie it to a flat stone and let it grow to cover the mesh. I will try that.

    Only question is, does it really "attach" to the stone or it simply rely on the mesh? Reason I am asking, is I have a bunch of small 2x2 unglazed ceramic tiles laying around, perfect size, flat, and I wonder if I could use them instead of looking for flat stones or buy riccia stones.

    I even have glass tiles that are 2x2 and they are non-porous but would blend in nice.

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    Riccia is by nature a floating plant, called Crystalwort as a common name. So yes, it relies on the mesh to stay down. Personally, I use nylon monofiliment (fishing line) to tie it to whatever I wish.

    Thus, you could tie to those tiles if you wished to.

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    Hairnets are also useful for anchoring riccia.

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