Waterfall paludarium

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    So here is an update on my tank I got some plants ,10 neon tetras and 2 nerite snails.6A0628B8-705B-4EA0-830D-1F447FB5C380.jpeg 7E728DE4-7C8C-4033-ADA7-24728A4D73FB.jpeg 82D92303-1407-423B-871D-78235B597DDC.jpeg 90D8DD4F-4BA6-4D49-BEC2-ECF2E8CEACA0.jpeg 44A3E5C3-9080-4D7A-9E42-1D17E050A27D.jpeg 6918E916-3B47-4FDE-928F-6FAF140078EF.jpeg BA5DDE99-D662-4027-9E23-139A1BE76412.jpeg
     
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    I have a few suggestions coming from my non-aquarium plant experience:

    Lysimachia nummularia was made for those conditions. And you can get it from most terrestrial plant nurseries. It sells by the name Creeping Jenny.

    Personally I’ve never had it in a tank, but I ‘ve used it plenty around my fish pond. It can cope easily with very shallow soils around a pond. Your rock is probably pushing the extremes but if you start with a small enough piece I’m sure it will take.

    Another creeper you can try is Ficus pumila. I’ve never seen (or heard of it in a tank) but it has all the characteristics you want here. It grows on flat surfaces with ease. It is sometimes grown as a houseplant.

    Don’t think of succulents as exclusively xerophytic plants. Several species typically grow on the sides of moist ravines and next to waterfalls. They are shallow soil specialists and are very easy to start with the tiniest cutting (I’ve often made cuttings with <1cm bits). Too many species to list..most small-leaved Crassula, Peperomia and Kalanchoe should work. Some small leaf Plecthranthus varieties will work. One large leafed Plecthranthus needs mentioning. P oertendali - the variegated leaves are so stunning and the plant takes on a bonsai-like form. You can really grow all of these by starting with a tiny tiny leaf placed in a crevice.


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    Thank you
     
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    Sorry my replies to you are in message #25 @JohannKotze
     
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    @mala1610 I’m playing around with fragments of Peace in the Home (a house plant, very small leaves) and thought it might work well for your setup if you’re still looking for above water plants
     
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    Looks very nice @A new day how are you using the plant in your setup with regards to the roots?
     
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    I took unrooted stem cuttings from a friend’s plant. Each node has the potential to root, early days but it’s working. Some are growing in a pot plant that stays moist. Some are in a little wabi kusa under a cloche, with terrestrial moss and a fragment of Anubias bonsai now successfully converted to emersed state.

    Edit: pardon the dusty cloche :)

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    The other terrestrial plant (new to me) that I’m about to play with is Pratia. Starlike flowers.



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    Very nice little setup , yes it definitely looks happy there :)
    Good luck with the pratia let me know how it goes. Thank you for the info and thought :thumbup:
     
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