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Bolbitis heteroclita, Water Fern

Bolbitis heteroclita

Water Fern
Family: Elaphoglossaceae
Origin: Malesia
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterOrnamental foliageFlood tolerant

Bolbitis heteroclita normally grows on the margin of water bodies, but will also grow submerged.

Bolbitis heteroclita is cultivated as an ornamental plant for aquariums, paludariums and garden ponds.



Bolbitis heteroclita, Water Fern
Bolbitis heteroclita, Water Fern


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Bruguiera gymnorrhiza , Burma Mangrove, Black Mangrove

Bruguiera gymnorrhiza

Burma Mangrove, Black Mangrove
Family: Rhizophoraceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Flood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Mangroves are tropical plants that are adapted to loose, wet soils, salt water, and being periodically submerged by tides. Great for aquariums and ponds.

Read more - about growing Lucky Mangrove.





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Bruguiera sp., Mangrove

Bruguiera sp.

Mangrove
Family: Rhizophoraceae
Origin: East Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia, Melanesia and Polynesia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Mangroves are tropical plants that are adapted to loose, wet soils, salt water, and being periodically submerged by tides. Great for aquariums and ponds.



Bruguiera sp., Mangrove
Bruguiera sp., Mangrove
Bruguiera sp., Mangrove
Bruguiera sexangula
Bruguiera sp., Mangrove
Bruguiera sexangula


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Butomus umbellatus, Flowering Rush

Butomus umbellatus

Flowering Rush
Family: Butomaceae
Origin: Europe, Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticPink flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

It is sometimes known as the Water Gladiolus because of the attractive bi-colored flowers, 2.5cm (1in) across and gathered in a distinctive umbel at the top of stems which are taller than the long, narrow leaves.



Butomus umbellatus, Flowering Rush
Butomus umbellatus, Flowering Rush
Butomus umbellatus, Flowering Rush


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Caladium praetermissum, Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty', Colocasia 'Hilo Beauty', Camouflage Alocasia, Hilo Beauty

Caladium praetermissum, Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty', Colocasia 'Hilo Beauty'

Camouflage Alocasia, Hilo Beauty
Family: Araceae
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistOrnamental foliage

Beautifully camouflage like pattern of dark, light greens and yellows cover each leaf attached to an interesting bluish-black stalk. Commonly known as Elephant's Ear, this unique tropical-looking plant grows 2-3ft tall with a similar spread. Prefers aerated soil containing bark, coarse perlite and peat moss. Fast once established, which takes approximately 4-6 weeks. Grown for its beautifully irregularly marked leaves. This particular variety is a good semi-aquatic plant for the edge of a pond or even in a large terrarium setting. Alocasias are heavy feeders, provide water soluble fertilizer every 2-3 weeks and water regularly. Lift tubers and over winter in a frost free environment. Replant after last frost in spring.



Caladium praetermissum, Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty', Colocasia 'Hilo Beauty', Camouflage Alocasia, Hilo Beauty
Caladium praetermissum, Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty', Colocasia 'Hilo Beauty', Camouflage Alocasia, Hilo Beauty
Caladium praetermissum, Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty', Colocasia 'Hilo Beauty', Camouflage Alocasia, Hilo Beauty


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