New Plants

Cyperus haspans - Dwarf Papyrus
Cyperus haspans – Dwarf Papyrus

Zantedeschia sp. (White Arum Lily)
Zantedeschia sp. – White Arum Lily

Hibiscus acetosella 'Burgundy Aquarius'
Hibiscus acetosella ‘Burgundy Aquarius’

The Pond Department was clearing out the last of their tropical water plants, the ones that didn’t even sell at 80% off, and I grabbed these three nice little plants.

The Hibiscus is a plant I’ve wanted since Aaerelon tweeted about it. Not so much that I’d jump at the chance to get it when they were 80% off, but certainly enough to settle for the worst looking one for no charge! (I should probably also mention it very quickly dropped all its leaves and has done nothing since)

The Dwarf Papyrus is interesting. I’ve never been overly thrilled by them before but I’ve seen a few pictures of some nice big ones that have made me reconsider. Unfortunately I don’t have space for the nice big ones but hopefully after quarantine/division/repotting I’ll be able to have some of this in my Mom’s turtle tank and I can have some in my fish tank and another bit to put outside over the summer.

This particular Zantedeschia sp. is possibly (I stand to be corrected here) the showiest flower on an Aroid (In terms of being beautiful and elegant anyway). Others may be larger or smell more like dead bodies but this is just stunning. It came with some moss and Azolla as top dressing.

I’ve tried keeping Azolla indoors before but it didn’t work out (too little light) so hopefully I can have better luck with it this winter. I absolutely love the way it grows right over wet soil without issue just as easily as it spreads over water, forming a stunning mat of green (or red in high light).


About Andrew

Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.
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1 Response to New Plants

  1. meemsnyc says:

    Those are cool plants! And free, is even better.

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