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beeky

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Seems odd having that subject line in a plant forum, but I've discovered that Ikea sell aquatic plants!

In the plant section (usually just before the checkouts) they have a selection of plastic sealed pots labelled as 'water plants', various species but none named. They say you should keep them in vases on the windowsill and change the water frequently.

Anyone else seen them?
 

Steve Smith

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I had read somewhere else about this. Never seen though (mind, don't get to ikea that often).

I have an ikea opening down the road soon, so maybe I'll check it out :)
 

peter

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THey are particularly good quality the anubius and crypts are particularly good they come in little claypots and are well rooted and at £1.49 a real bargin their vase vasen is fantastic to experiment with aquatic plants as
you can let them flower you can even pot up using john innis no 3 Iam currently writing an article for pfk using their vases and storage jars for fun ideas for presents the 4.7 litre storage jar at £3.99 is particularly good fun with mosses and algae shrimp so watch this space
the also come packed inplastic sealed glasses which keep them in good condition for anumber of days some aquatic shops could learn from this.the vasen vase is only 99.p the also have desk lamps for £2.50 so selling up a small tank with lights can be done for under a tenner
one of the best kept secrets for years
peter
 

Ady34

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anubias at £1.49, bargain..... anyone know what species they are?
 
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Antipofish

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Ady34 said:
anubias at £1.49, bargain..... anyone know what species they are?
LMAO ya daft bugger... read the date.. It was 2007 !! ;)
 

AAB

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I bought couple of plants from Ikea (Leeds) about a year ago but for me they didn't last, I don't know what they were called.
 
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Ady34 said:
Antipofish said:
Ady34 said:
anubias at £1.49, bargain..... anyone know what species they are?
LMAO ya daft bugger... read the date.. It was 2007 !! ;)
:shh: nobody will have noticed my error :lol:
I might be going to the Croydon one soon, so will keep an eye out and report back though :) I expect the plants are a tenner now, LOL.
 

Tim Harrison

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Thought I'd resurrect this thread. Just been to IKEA myself and brought a very healthy and large pot of what looks like Hemianthus micranthemoides for £2. The range is called Vattenrall and is imported from the Netherlands...so hopefully shrimp safe too. See the small sample of what's on offer below:
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Tim Harrison

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Meatballs are back on the menu boys...and girls. The plants are darn good value for money too.
 
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