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post #1 of 6 Old 10-26-2010, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Quick question about bog plants, I know if they grow submerged, they will die, but if only half the plant is under water, will it survive? I want to keep mondo grass but I want the majority of it to be underwater, at least half, and only have the tops stick out of the water. Will this plant survive? And does this apply to all bog plants?
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-26-2010, 09:53 AM
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Quick question about bog plants, I know if they grow submerged, they will die, but if only half the plant is under water, will it survive? I want to keep mondo grass but I want the majority of it to be underwater, at least half, and only have the tops stick out of the water. Will this plant survive? And does this apply to all bog plants?
To be honest, it depends on the plant.
Most only do well if the roots are underwater with the leaves dry...

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How much of the leaves need to be dry? Can only the tops be dry? I want at least 2-3 inches of the plant underwater at all times..
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-26-2010, 08:40 PM
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Mondo grass is not a bog plant. Most "aquarium" plants are true bog or marsh plants in nature and they grow fine submersed or emersed; the Echinodorus (swords), crypts, and many others.

Mondo grass, also sometimes commonly called Fountain Plant due to the fan shape of growth, is a terrestrial plant. Ophiopogon japonicus is the scientific name. However, this is one terrestrial plant that often lasts a long time submersed. Although I have never done so, growing it with the upper half of the leaves out of water should presumably work, since it is naturally a terrestrial plant. I can't say if having the lower part of the leaves submersed will affect the plant somehow.

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To be safe, have as little of the plant underwater as possible.

I've been thinking about something similiar with a peace lily, so keep us updated.

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-27-2010, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
Well i want at least an inch and a half cuz its for a betta and i want him to be able to swim in and around it...
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