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Submerged plants

Seeing the greenery below a stretch of water gives the sensation of depth and natural landscape, even when it comes to the reconstructed pond in your garden to make it a decorative and varied space capable of giving life to different atmospheres. For this reason, not only are aquatic plants positioned around the pond, but it is also often chosen to enrich the seabed with submerged plants, i.e. those that live and develop entirely below the surface of the water. The submerged plants are also selected to be placed inside the aquariums, to create, also in this case, the illusion of a natural environment. Despite what one may initially believe, there are many different species that can give a variegated appearance to the mirror of

Function


Depending on the species, the characteristics and needs of submerged plants can vary greatly. However, it is possible to identify some common characteristics among the different plant species characterized by the need for total immersion in water for survival. Mosses and submerged plants not only have an aesthetic function, but contribute to creating the right microenvironment inside the pond or aquarium: for this reason their cultivation and their maintenance in good health is very important. The presence of aquatic species has, first of all, a positive function of oxygen production in the aquatic environment, also providing nourishment for the small creatures that populate it. The decorative purpose, however, is clearly present,

Cultivation and care


Submerged plants have common characteristics related to their cultivation, which largely depend on the particular environment in which they are grown. The main requirements concern, of course, the presence of water: aquatic plants must be able to have sufficient water available to be fully covered. The soil must be fertile and mixed with sand, to allow the correct development of the roots. Depending on the species, it will be necessary to take some precautions regarding water temperatures: not all plants, in fact, adapt to too cold winter climates. Since the plants are submerged, however, they will need a lot of light: by filtering, it allows the correct chlorophyll photosynthesis,

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