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Neutron 05-03-2011 08:35 PM

Spider Plant
 
My mom has a bunch of spider plants throughout our house. I am not sure of the scientific name. There are new little plants growing off the big plant. In order to get roots to grow on these little plants, you cut it off the "mother plant" and put it in some water. I was thinking I could just cut it off and put it in my fish tank.
Anyway my question is such:
My mom may have used some Miracle Grow or other fertilizer on the plant at some point. She sometimes put fertilizer into the water that she watered the plant with. Could this be harmful to my fish?

Mikaila31 05-03-2011 08:46 PM

More importantly a terrestrial house plant will not grow underwater.... it will drown.

Neutron 05-03-2011 09:15 PM

Sorry, I should have been more clear.
I'm talking about putting the bottom of the plant in the aquarium water until it establishes its roots. Then I would leave the plant floating on top of the water with the only the roots submerged.

SinCrisis 05-04-2011 12:40 PM

Sounds like hydroponics, it should work, but beware that some fish nibble on roots and some terrestrial plants have roots that can ooze toxic substances to fish.


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