What are emersed aquatic plants?

Emersed plants refers to aquatic plants that are grown out of water. Most plant farms will grow their plants emersed for the simple fact that it is cheaper to grow, maintain as well as ship and adapt to your new tank environment.

Most aquatic plants can be grown out of water (emersed). When grown out of water, you may notice a physical transformation in the plant. Leaf shapes, colours and growth characteristics may differ. Some aquatic plants will only flower when in its emersed stage.

Here is an example of Rotala Rotundifolia

Emersed:
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Submerged:
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Category:
Aquatic plants
Published:
Jun 25, 2014
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