growing in water
I used to grow cannas extensively but due to leaf rollers
virus mostly switched to heliconia
Had one in a pot that has limped along for years seldom flowering and often going dormant
Two years ago i repotted with clay and top soil and placed in standing water up to the top,thinking it would provide foliage until water plants mature .
It responded by growing almost rampantly it flowered then branched and flowered again is well over 6 feet tall and has 3 new sprouts. as well as seed pods.
the virus is no longer a problem and no leaf rollers .
Curious as to why??lol Might add that it is in fairly dense shade except in mid winter.I'm in 10 florida though the last two years have been above 40 min. Have no idea as to the type but supposedly a dwarf with yellow flowers and orange spots
Thinking of trying cannas again and using this method
I know some types are aquatic but exclusively??