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Re: Miniature under water tree
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com (Aquatic-Plants)
- Subject: Re: Miniature under water tree
- From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
- Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 18:02:46 -0500
- Conversation-Id: <BMSMTP878601582181a0206807 at dsks52_itg.ti.com>
>Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 20:04:33 +0800 (SGT)
>From: Casey Huang <yhplsing at singnet_com.sg>
>Can someone please suggest any plant that resembles or could be
>pruned to look like a miniature tree under water.
>A) Single stalk / main stem (trunk) coming out from the substrate.
Any stem plant and some rhizome plants (like anubias) will meet this
>B) No branching from the first 2" - 3" above substrate or could be
> pruned to that effect.
Same as above, but don't do anacharis.
>C) Remain submerged.
You will have to prune most plants eventually to keep them submersed.
>D) Real aquatic plant not artificial (in case someone is thinking
> of plastic).
I'd recommend Anubias. Train it to grow its thick rhizome vertically, and
don't allow growth along the side of the rhizome or it will start to look
like a bush.
David W. Webb Texas Instruments
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