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Old 07-21-2006, 03:55 AM
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I am looking for a plant that is tolerant of low - medium light but will also grow if it gets hit with a fair amount of light. It also needs to survive with wet or moist roots
I want the plant to have a fair sized leaf (for eggs?) and to grow slowly
I'm almost looking for a tamer version of pothos


I need for it to fit in the back right underneath the piece of wood that sticks out of the wall about 6" (it's a 20H and there are a lot more plants in it now)

I just cannot seem to find anything that fits my description

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Well, you already said it... Pothos. You could also use various types of Philodendron. I like the good ol' classic Heart Philo. Anubias might be a genus you could explore as well.

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pothos grows in low light though?
and isn't it poisonous when you cut it?
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The variegated variety (not yellow but white) grows fine in low light. Its poisonous to consume yes but will not harm your frogs. MANY people use Pothos in their vivs and the frogs often use them to lay eggs on.
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i would try out the anubias reccomendation. they grow well emersed with pretty low light. you will not run the risk of them taking over, or having to prune them back all the time either. they grow well emersed, marginal, or straight terrestial as long as they stay nice and wet. aslo, there are quite a few size variations. i think sierraaquarium had some last week of three different varieties in the classified section.
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I do still have some available (ebay or my website).
For that particular spot, I might recommend the "barteri round leaf" variety since the leaves are a bit larger (and the whole plant is larger now) it would fill the spot up nicely without having to wait the many years a "nana" would take to grow into that spot.
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