Mangroves? Get ours!
SEEDS AVAILABLE AGAIN August, 2018
30" High Hydroponically grown Red Mangroves now available
Don't let your project become a wash-out!
We have Rhizophora mangle,
These beautiful saplings have been grown in a flow-through brackish water pond.
Shown at left is a created mangrove planter in Broward County, Florida, as part of an environmental mitigation following new seawall construction.
This planter is in a heavily trafficked section of Intracoastal Waterway with continuous wakes and wave activity. But the mangroves aren't going anywhere! Staked with rebar driven through cement blocks below the soil surface, these sturdy plants are well-anchored and will attach themselves to the anchoring blocks and eventually onto the retaining boulders.
So complete your mitigaton requirement without delay-
Create a mangrove planter today!
Take a look at this beautiful Intracoastal planting of red mangrove in a constructed planter using clumps of 5 trees per clump:
Consulting and project monitoring service available.
Red Mangrove Seeds available Fall 2014
Please order now
Now Available! 24" h Red Mangrove (hydroponic-brackish)
Grow Your Own, from Mangrove Seeds
Red mangroves make an attractive potted plant too. They do not have to be grown in water.
Mangrove Seed Prices 2018
SEEDS AVAILABLE AGAIN AUGUST 2018
Red Mangrove utilizes an internal salt pump to exclude salt ions. This is the
means by which the plant survives the saline environment. The "pump"
is a cellular process whereby the element magnesium (Mg) is taken into the plant's
cells, forcing out sodium (Na) ions. Therefore, growing Red Mangrove in a closed
system such as an aquarium requires close monitoring of the magnesium balance
as the plants will remove not only the nitrogen wastes in the water, but magnesium
as well. When magnesium is depleted in a tank, the plants will turn yellow or
exhibit other signs of salt stress, including shrivelling. |
Red Mangroves also grow beautifully in fresh water- try some in a vase of water on the windowsill!
Also, remember, there's no need to fertilize these plants when growing them in a closed sytem. They get along fine on bacterial waste products in the water, and adding nutrients to a tank defeats the purpose of having them there to remove nutrients.
Mangrove seeds may be grown in fresh, brackish, or marine environment. Remember that they like a good amount of light. When they are ready, transfer to your tank.
more info you may want to Check out our Mangrove
We specialize in Red American Mangrove for coastal planting. Plants are grown from seed collected in Florida East Coast waters. Contract growing, contract planting, monitoring, and arborist service is also available.
Red Mangrove is a tropical plant and is damaged at sustained temperatures below 45 degrees F. We cannot ship where plants will be exposed to these temperatures for prolonged periods before delivery, so order before winter sets in!
Shipment outside the U.S. requires purchase of a phytosanitary certificate ($40.80). We obtain the Certificate and required inspection for you, but the buyer must pay the cost of the certificate and whatever fees may be required for walking plants through Customs.
Seeds will ship by USPS Priority Mail (included).Winter shipping for seeds will require USPS Overnight Mail .
If your overnight temperatures are 40 or lower, you need to include Winter shipping
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