Aquarium Plant with Woody Stem

Mattherrt

I really like the idea of little bushes or trees in my tank, and I was wondering if there are any aquarium plants (beginner level) that would naturally have a woody stem. If not, how might I make ‘trees’ with other aquarium plants?
Thanks!
 

BigManAquatics

Could try something like this.

 
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Mattherrt

That’s a cool one that looks like it would be pretty easy to make. I also wouldn’t need a super big driftwood piece. Thank you!
 
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Aprilbeingbasic

People will generally add moss to branches. Lots of YouTube videos on it. I dont think I've ever seen and under water plant that looks woody
 
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Mattherrt

Thinking about it more deeply, I suppose that it would be pointless for underwater plants to have a woody stem. The wood is to protect the trees from harsh elements like sun and wind. Turns out that they don’t really have those underwater and it would be a waste of the plant’s energy.
 
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Flyfisha

A good indicator of a non aquatic house plants sold in many chain stores is a woody stem.
Most aquatic plant fall over out of water and bend with the flow under water.
 
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Kribensis27

I second the moss tree idea. Another good one would be to attach some anubias nana petite or some smaller types of bucephalandra to the driftwood as they can give it a more “leafy” look.
 
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Mattherrt

Ooh, a bucephalandra would look really cool!

What types of wood would be safe for my aquarium? I would like to stay clear of Driftwood because it is expensive, but I don’t want to kill my fish with a stick I found outside that just happens to be toxic to them. I am thinking mesquite, but I can’t find much info on Google about it.
 
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Sanderguy777

Ooh, a bucephalandra would look really cool!

What types of wood would be safe for my aquarium? I would like to stay clear of Driftwood because it is expensive, but I don’t want to kill my fish with a stick I found outside that just happens to be toxic to them. I am thinking mesquite, but I can’t find much info on Google about it.
Manzanita is good. Look up Manzanita.com. they have a bunch of wood types, and many are US natives (or at least common here). That should give you a good base to start searching, then look at local parks or forests, and at forest service or plant societies for where to find this or that tree or bush type.

Also, look around in fish stores, I saw a piece of grape wood that only cost $20 at one store that would have cost $50 to $100 in most other store in my area.
 
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