A day out last week was had in a famous rafting and kayaking spot in Kedah. It's a very nice cascade with very strong moving crystal clear water. This place is always busy during weekends and public holidays; there's also camping activities by the likes of groups of families and kids! Anyway, that's not what I'm about to focus on here :P ... instead, it is my curiosity about aquatic plants growing in the area. It has been almost 4 years since I was there last, and I can say it has changed a lot!
|A view from a tree-top canopy walk|
|emersive Vesicularia montagnei|
|Vesicularia montagnei - Christmas moss|
|Christmas moss growing on wet land|
Been on the lookout for Christmas moss and was pleased to find some; but my experience with keeping Christmas moss is that they take time to adjust from emersive form to submerged, probably taking about a month. Growth is a little bit slower than other moss species. The Christmas tree shape appears to vary depending on your lights and the temperature of the water.
|semi aquatic aroids|
|sometimes they will be submerged in the water when the level is quite high|
|fast moving water|
Trust it is not as long as 4 years before I next revisit this area!