Share Some Of Your Less Common Plants

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Good morning all,
Interested in seeing what some of you may have growing that is less commonly seen on the forum. Not necessarily more difficult, just different from the typical val, sword, anubias, java fern.
This is in the spirit of opening up our collective knowledge in regards to the cornucopia of options out there.
I shall start with one of the plants that I have that I almost never see mentioned on the forum:
Ranunculus Inundatus or River Buttercup
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It is a fast growing (under high light) and compact root feeder. I have heard that it will grow under medium light with taller, less compact stems that end up looking like umbrellas. It seems to like root tabs. I use it as a boundary plant but it is short enough that it could be a carpeting plant in big tanks. Only other thing worth mentioning is that it traps stuff really well, any trimmings, etc. which can be a pain when trying to clean up.

Edit: not sure why it wants the first pictures to post sideways.
 

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my most uncommon plant would have to be mini rose moss since i havent found a lot of info on its care lol. its also my most expensive plant so far $11.99 lol. although it doesnt seem to be that difficult since it has grown a lot since i first got it and its really green. its a really good carpeting plant that grows into a bush. although would be nice if my mystery would stop pushing it upside down lol.

 

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Funny, I was thinking of starting a thread similar
Not great pictures (just using what I have on iPad since lights not on yet) but my new faves are
Nelsonia canescens
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And zosterifolia heteranthera (stargrass)
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(Have some ranunculus trying to take root in there as well)
 

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Jocelyn Adelman said:
Funny, I was thinking of starting a thread similar
Not great pictures (just using what I have on iPad since lights not on yet) but my new faves are
Nelsonia canescens
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And zosterifolia heteranthera (stargrass)
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(Have some ranunculus trying to take root in there as well)
those are really nice looking plants
 

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Taxyphyllium Barberi aka Flame Moss
Giant Hairgrass
 
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Exactly what I was hoping for response wise, mini rose moss is an entirely new plant to me.

Jocelyn Adelman said:
Funny, I was thinking of starting a thread similar
Not great pictures (just using what I have on iPad since lights not on yet) but my new faves are
Nelsonia canescens
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And zosterifolia heteranthera (stargrass)
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(Have some ranunculus trying to take root in there as well)
The nelsonia looks like a little like cardinal flower but with ruffled leaves, I love it!
My stargrass is a little leggy, but it's in a lower light section of my tank so that's to be expected.
 

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Eriocaulon Sp Vietnam
 
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Discusluv said:
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Eriocaulon Sp Vietnam
I've heard the eriocaulons are pretty picky, is that the case?
 

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ghostlybosun said:
I've heard the eriocaulons are pretty picky, is that the case?
This one is much less particular. Here is some info on it:
 
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Okay, I'll share another of mine.
This is Cryptocoryne nurri 'Rosen Maiden'
It's growing well for me which is a wonderful suprise as I've seen a few posts on other forums saying that cryptocoryne nurri doesn't do well submersed (Tom Barr being one of them, although his posts were from a while back, so maybe his luck has improved).
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ghostlybosun said:
Okay, I'll share another of mine.
This is Cryptocoryne nurri 'Rosen Maiden'
It's growing well for me which is a wonderful suprise as I've seen a few posts on other forums saying that cryptocoryne nurri doesn't do well submersed (Tom Barr being one of them, although his posts were from a while back, so maybe his luck has improved).
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Such a beautiful Crypt!
 
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I got this Crypt couple of weeks ago, but, it is not doing so great because of my diatom issues.
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I got it from liquidcreations!
I love Liquid Creations. Thomas, the owner, is so helpful. I just emailed him last night about the Nelsonia ( it is also one of my favorites) to see if he got some more in. He is very responsive to questions .
 
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Discusluv said:
I got this Crypt couple of weeks ago, but, it is not doing so great because of my diatom issues.
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Still a nice looking crypt. I feel your pain, I have BBA issues I am slowly working through.
 

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I used to have some nymphoides hydrophylla 'taiwan'... Beautiful plant that is extremely easy to grow, but is so sensitive to being moved, that both plants I had completely melted when they were transferred

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-Mak- said:
I used to have some nyphoides hydrophylla 'taiwan'... Beautiful plant that is extremely easy to grow, but is so sensitive to being moved, that both plants I had completely melted when they were transferred

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I had to look those up.
So they appear to be a ruffled lily of some kind? Did the bulbs rot when moved?
 

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I'm also a big fan of carnivorous plants/bog terrariums. I've got some wild collected sphagnum moss that's doing well

Nepenthes in the top left of the shot
 
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ChiefBrody said:
I'm also a big fan of carnivorous plants/bog terrariums. I've got some wild collected sphagnum moss that's doing well
I'm a fan of carnivorous plants as well, though I have never tried my hand at them.
Have you heard of Aldrovanda vesiculosa? It's waterwheel plant a carnivorous aquatic.
 

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Yes. I think it's available from Carolina biological. I have krib fry in with a bladder wort variety in hopes that they get gobbled up. Haven't had much luck with sundews but the nepenthes hybrid I have is in the video. Beautiful plants. The natives (like Venus flytraps and some pitchers) need a dormant season to thrive but tropicals don't. Other than that they're easy just mist daily with ro/distilled. I keep a big nepenthes in my bathroom and above the fruit bowl in my kitchen.
 
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