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Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by beeky, 3 Oct 2007.

  1. beeky

    beeky Member

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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?
     
  2. 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 :)
     
  3. peter

    peter Newly Registered

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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
     
  4. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Another excuse to visit IKEA. Super!
     
  5. SuperColey1

    SuperColey1 Member

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    ........33333
     
  6. dean

    dean Member

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    peter
    did the article get published?
    if so how can i find it
     
  7. Ady34

    Ady34 Global Moderator Staff Member

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

    Antipofish Guest

    LMAO ya daft bugger... read the date.. It was 2007 !! ;)
     
  9. AAB

    AAB Member

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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.
     
  10. Ady34

    Ady34 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    :shh: nobody will have noticed my error :lol:
     
  11. Antipofish

    Antipofish Guest

    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.
     
  12. dean

    dean Member

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    £10 only if you have a family card :)
     
  13. AAB

    AAB Member

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    And pay cash or by debit card otherwise it goes up to £12 :D
     
  14. Ady34

    Ady34 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    eee.... the price of inflation!
     
  15. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Global Moderator Staff Member

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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:
    IKEAplants_zpsa9eeefe4.jpg
     
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  16. Ian Holdich

    Ian Holdich Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Shame meatballs are off the menu! Damn you horses!
     
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  17. DrRob

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    Turns out, after the whole controversy, that I like horse, it's very tasty.
     
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  18. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Global Moderator Staff Member

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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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  19. Aron_Dip

    Aron_Dip Member

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    There back on .... yom yom yom!
     
  20. Ian Holdich

    Ian Holdich Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Are they! That makes me happy, ill tell the mrs!
     

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