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Any one familiar with this plant? I've just purchased one. I've read that it's a bog plant. I bought it because the foliage is striking. (green on top, purple underneath) After reading about it, I've found that it's a great hummingbird attraction in the garden, and has beautiful flowers. Do you think it will last long in one of my tanks? Or at least long enough for spring to break and I could plant it in the yard?

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I grew a piece in my 45lt tank with not much success yet my LFS had a small clump growing on a piece of DW until it was completely eaten by a fish that was put in the tank by mistake.

This might sound strange but in Canada you can the seeds in little packets as you can buy garden plant seeds.

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Okay now I'm conflicted. I can't decide if I want the plant for myself or to put it in the tank. I read a little more on it last night. I can supposedly take seeds from the plant after blooming or separate the baby plants from the parent plant. My other concern is that it has been used as a medicinal plant but can be toxic. I don't want to worry about some stupid kid taking my plants or the fish eating it and dieing.

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Compromise: plant it in a pot and put it out of reach or indoors so that you can keep it out of the tank and out of the way of curious little boys (and girls)...

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Good idea!

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Hi,
After raising three boys to adulthood (finally )
as well as having a kennel with puppies running all
over, I have to ask this question......
Is there really, ever, a "Secure Place" out of reach?

We never found one.

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How many dumb kids would eat a plant out of an aquarium? Or if they wanted to eat a "medicinal" plant, how many would be able to tell what it was? I think it's safe...

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Sure there is frank!
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Superlion, I'm sorry, I didn't mean that I would expect kids to pull the plant out of the aquarium. I was a *little* worried that if I planted the Cardinal plant in the yard, some smarta$$ person would take the plant to get high or poison themself or their friends. I read stories of kids getting high or poisoning themselves with common salvia ?sp? plants out of the garden.

The other worry was that the fish would try to eat it. Then I would have belly up fish... or stoned ones... could you imagine? fish rolled belly up saying "Wow, I feel like a fish outta water."

I do plan to plant it in a pot in the house until Spring has "sprung". I'll then move it out doors for the hummingbirds and butterflies to enjoy. My husband says if someone takes the plant they are indeed a *Dumb A$$*. and that I have nothing to worry about. We'll see...

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