Re: Pistia

Jan Fidrmuc writes....
>I would like to know what are the best conditions to grow Pistia 
>stratiotes. So far, I put it in a jar with some soil and gravel at 
>the bottom and about 5cm/2in. of water. The jar is on the window 
>sill (at room temp). Does is need higher humidity (i.e. should I 
>cover the jar) or higher temp? 

My neighbour grows it very successfully in a typical 65 gallon
aquarium at 78F with two fluorescent lamps, a gravel substrate,
and no additives nor CO2. The tank is covered and the plants do not
have to compete with other floating plants for space or nutrition.

Dave Whittaker                       ac554 at FreeNet_Carleton.CA
Gloucester, Ontario                  dwhitt at magmacom_com