Our Plants

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( Last taken on 1st December 2008 )

Note: The following is just a compilation of the plants we had, and it might no longer be present in our current setup.

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Hemianthus Callitrichoides (also known as HC for short): The smallest known aquarium plant. Can be grown emersed or submersed. Will grow into a beautiful carpet under the right conditions. Unfortunately due to frequent barrowing by our SAE, the plants weren’t growing well and we had to have them removed.

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Riccia Fluitans (Crystalwart): Secured to the driftwood using nettings in the photo above. Is a floating plant and does not grow roots, so securing them onto an object is essential in keeping them down. Also known as Crystalwart because when they ‘pearl’ (giving out oxygen bubbles via photosynesis), they look as beautiful as crystals. Regular maintenance is very much essential to make sure the plants do not overgrow and break off from the nets.

Glossostigma Elatinoides: Foregound plant with oval-shaped leaves. Known to spread very quickly when grown in the right conditions. Have to prune regularly to control its growth. Bright light will prevent it from growing too tall.

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Eriocaulon sp. ‘Setaceum’: A mid/background ‘hairy’ plant which is very difficult to grow, even to experienced aquascapers. The right conditions must be met to keep it healthy. They have been removed as they did not grow well.

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Hemianthus micranthemoides (Pearlweed): Stem plants on the left in the photo above. Used as a foreground plants, it will populate quickly when healthy. It has a star-shaped look when viewed from the top. Bears a bright lighter green colour.

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet): A plant that is easy to grow, even without liquid fertilisers and dosage of CO2. Grows very fast under the right conditions.

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Hygrophyla Corymbosa ‘Stricta’ (Broad leaves Hygrophyla): Beautiful background plants with large leaves. Growing fast and healthily now, giving out plentiful of oxygen bubbles.

Echinodorus Amazonicus (Amazon Sword): Not in the photo now, it looks similar to the Broad leaves Hygrophyla, but is lighter green in colour. Grows fast when under the right conditions.

4 Responses

  1. I am in Bangalore ( India ) where can in get Glossostigma Elatinoides to whom should i consult here ?

  2. Erm sorry I can’t help you on that since I live in Singapore and do not have connections there…

  3. I have an idea for a plant, but I don’t know if it will exactly go with you…
    It’s a carnivorous plant, and live in water. Look it up on google images if u can, it’s an Aldrovanda.

  4. And anyways it’s just fun to keep a carnivorous plant all together to get rid of the little flying pests.

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