Friday, June 8, 2007

Flowering Nymphaea

Flowering Aquatic PlantFlowering Nymphaea spc. in my open cement tub. This plant was collected from a lake near Kolkata, during a collection trip! This perticular variety produces small white flowers if kept under natural light! In my tubs they never produced any submerged leaves. Again, I am not sure, how this will look, if kept in a indoor glass tank with artificial light source!

They do well, if nutrient rich substrate is provided, along with natural light source. This could be planted in sealed pots with a 2-3" layer of garden soil, peat moss, or vermicompost at the bottom and then layers of river sand to restrick the soil to cloud the water, and then the posts could be planted inside the tubs, filled with water!

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