Water Plants From Seed - Knowledgebase Question

Poughkeepsie, NY
Question by BTKellyy
January 5, 2001
Are there any kinds of plants that live in estuaries (or water) that you can buy in the store?


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Answer from NGA
January 5, 2001

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Papyrus is occasionally available as a houseplant and can be grown with its pot sitting in water. This is usually propagated by division or by tip cutting. Aquarium suppliers offer some types of hardy underwater plants such as anacharis, these are also sold as cuttings. Water lily suppliers often offer a variety of water plants such as water lilies, lotus, and water hyacinth as well as bog plants and underwater growers. In terms of growing the plants from seed, it is very unusual to find seed offered because the germination requirements are so specialized. You might be able to grow the lotus from seed if you collected it yourself and planted it immediately. I hope this helps answer your question.

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