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Aquatic Flower Compendium (ish)

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Blyxa japonica
Difficulty: Easy

Flowers are tiny and inconspicuous, and could easily be mistaken for some kind of runner.

I noticed it's very easy to get this plant to produce flower spikes under strong lighting, but the flowers only seem to 'bloom' if they're able to reach above the surface or are emersed for long enough.

This particular one had flower spikes for a long time but only bloomed when I put it into a freezer bag for a day to give away.
 
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Cryptocoryne nurii 'Rosen Maiden'
Difficulty: Medium

Annoyingly I couldn't get a good picture because the spathe has come up facing away from the glass! Nevertheless, you can see it's a beautiful trumpet of a flower and pretty big. I noticed some of the older leaves melting off and I thought it might be a CO2/nutrient issue but now I think it's using up a ton of energy to produce this flower, and it could be taking it from the leaves.

I left the plant in situ since day one (several months, can't remember how many) and it's enjoyed Tropica soil, root tabs and direct sun which may have contributed to its success, I can't confirm.

If anyone has any nicer photos, feel free to share!
 
I noticed some of the older leaves melting off and I thought it might be a CO2/nutrient issue but now I think it's using up a ton of energy to produce this flower, and it could be taking it from the leaves.
When mine flowered I did not notice any melt, did you disturb the surrounding substrate?
Mine has turned into a monster! Will need to uproot it and break it up and replant soon!
 
When mine flowered I did not notice any melt, did you disturb the surrounding substrate?
Mine has turned into a monster! Will need to uproot it and break it up and replant soon!
No I've barely touched the tank in the last 3 weeks, except for water changes. It could also be a CO2 delivery issue, my pipes do need cleaning and a trim is overdue. But I like it overgrown!
 
@Courtneybst very jealous of your crypt flower I've been growing crypts emersed for almost one year and got nothing
Here's Cuphea anagalloidea (took a while to flower. flowered when it was in dry air and dryish aquasoil. I'm growing it in aquasoil with some EI ferts every few waterings, under 2xtwinstarS) and Floscopa cf. scandens (flowers relatively quickly but needs moisture, a lot of moisture, and good lighting and humidity to get the flowers to actually open up)
 

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Hello there. Great idea @Courtneybst !

Here’s my Micranthemum Monte Carlo flowering, I would rate it is as medium/hard as it seems to need a lot of light to do so.

Growing it under 5000lumens, emersed on a wood piece that is just under the week aqua a430 led unit (UV led at 50%, about 15cm distance from the led).

Flowers are only 1-2 mm :)

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Cheers
Thierry
 
These photos are looking great! So much variety 😍

Don't forget to add the difficulty level and some growing information to your post so it will help others. 🙂
added! I forgot
Just looked it up, looks beautiful! It almost looks like a cross between Rotala Florida and the colour of Ludwigia Super Red.

How'd it grow underwater for you?
it grows okay underwater, a lot better for me in RO GH 5... needs Roland levels of care/skill to get like the nice photos of it.
Tropica sold it very very briefly.
 
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Hello there. Great idea @Courtneybst !

Here’s my Micranthemum Monte Carlo flowering, I would rate it is as medium/hard as it seems to need a lot of light to do so.

Growing it under 5000lumens, emersed on a wood piece that is just under the week aqua a430 led unit (UV led at 50%, about 15cm distance from the led).

Flowers are only 1-2 mm :)

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Cheers
Thierry
I like it! It looks just like tiny bacopa.
 
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Bacopa caroliniana
Difficulty: Easy

I actually forgot I planted this in the pond tank. I had extra plantlets from when I planted up my Utricularia terrarium. Unfortunately aphids thwarted that. This started as a tissue culture plant and I've not done anything in particular to get this to flower so I would say it's an easy one.
 
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