#192: 1.5L Wabi-Kusa Throne of the Dragonfly

Andreas Ruppert-Flerlage Frechen, Germany


An impressive arrangement of plants with brilliant luck and timing in the location of the Utricularia bisquamata blooms!

The planting work in this arrangement is highly-skilled and done with clear precision. Individual tufts of Eleocharis are noticed throughout the display nestled amongst mosses and the H. callitrichoides.

The free trails of Hydrocotyle tripartita make this otherwise very rigid and tightly created display loose and unplanned which plays to its success.

The ceramic and its base are appropriately chosen with hardscape spilling over the lip of the ceramic as if to depict the visualization of age.

This is a wonderful display created with great talent. Fantastic work.
— Jack McCarley
Love the details from the leaf size and shapes and the wood root. The detail is nicely done.
— JoAnn Fujii

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 15 × 15 × 8 cm
Title Throne of the Dragonfly
Volume 1.5L
Background none
Lighting DIY LED Lighting with 500lm, 12h/d
Filtration none
Plants Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba", Hydrocotyle tripartita, Eleocharis pusilla, Utricularia bisquamata, Riccardia spec., Phyllanthus fluitans, Lemna minor
Animals None
Materials Cork bark, small branches
Additional Information The cork bark is attached to a clay plate and filled with substrate so that it does not float up. The bowl is filled with rainwater. Thus, the substrate is permanently wet, the plants do not need to be additionally sprayed with water.

Utricularia bisquamata is not a common aquarium plant, but it's possible to keep it under water. This link describes the demands of the plant. It's in german, you've to translate it.

"The culture of Utricularia bisquamata is very simple, the plant can be cultivated in pure peat or a peat/sand mixture, Utricularia bisquamata is kept in very high constant water accumulation, can even be partially flooded."

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