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Re: Peace Lilly

In a message dated 5/30/00 4:05:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< What should I do to help the plant adapt to life with roots and some stem
 underwater?  I know people are using them for plant filters, where they
 are just roots in the substrate, but can they be grown emergent too? >>

I've got them growing out in the garden totally dry - but I've seen them 
underwater, half underwater, you name it. They come from a region which is 
seasonally flooded and then eventually dries out. They can't really take 
being submerged forever and I believe their growth pretty much stops when 
that happens and they just sort of hang on and survive - waiting for the 
waters to recede again. Still you see them sold submerged in the stores as an 
"aquarium plant" because it takes quite a while for them to die under these 
conditions - but die they eventually will. If you keep the growing tip out of 
the water, however - they'll be fine. I recommend you wash any and all dirt 
off the roots before growing them hydroponically in your plant filter.

Bob Olesen
West Palm Beach