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Totally underwater?

Posted by terryinmd (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 21, 09 at 11:34

Last spring I saw some houseplants at Ikea, which were in clear tubes, completely underwater. Next time I was there they were gone of course. Has anyone heard of this? How long were those plants likely to live?
I tried putting a cutting from a terrarium sedum into a miniature bottle, filled with water, and screwed the cap on. 3 days so far.

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RE: Totally underwater?

where will the plant get the CO2 it needs?

RE: Totally underwater?

Some people grow a common houseplant called pothos completely underwater in their aquariums. I seem to recall there are some few other houseplants that are grown in aquariums.

RE: Totally underwater?

Grizzman, I was hoping somebody here would know:)
Albert, thanks, I'll try a cutting from my pothos.

I'm not sure what my terrarium plant is, the label just said sedum. Now 11 days underwater, no sign of roots or rot.

RE: Totally underwater?

There are certain plants that are aquatic and you can grow them completely submerged. I used to have a 40 gallon planted tank before I got married then got rid of it when I was moving out of my parent's house. You supply CO2 to the water through airline tubing running it through a diffuser. I used a "bubble ladder" which the CO2 bubble would zig-zag up a plastic ladder as it made its way up so it delayed it from escaping too fast. The longer you keep the bubble in the water the more it absorbs into the water. None of these plants were edible though, purely ornamental. You can check out for more info.

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