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[APD] Re: plants for OUTSIDE the aquarium
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 21:56:04 -0700
From: Roger Miller <roger at spinn_net>
Subject: Re: [APD] Plants for OUTSIDE the aquarium?
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
Hanging plants can be used around an aquarium for good effect <snip>
House plants can get fairly expensive if you do it wrong.
Two of the easiest beginner plants are hanging plants: pothos vine and
various types of philodendron vine. To get around the cost, find someone
who has a healthy plant at home and ask for cuttings. I have five of them
going around my apartment, and when they overtake their space I just cut
off the extra pieces and root them, starting another plant. Both plants
are very hardy and do well in low light to fairly high (indirect) light. I
have one that is over the cupboards in my kitchen in a dark corner and it
grows faster than any of the others. Scheffleras are another great
beginner plant. Fairly fast grower, medium to high indirect light. There
are both miniature (around 3' max) and regular varieties (upwards of 8' and
90% of my plants are from the "TLC" or half-dead sections at
greenhouses. Most of the time those plants have just not been watered or
needed fresh soil. Saves me money for aquarium plants.
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