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I root and plant mangroves. Maybe you can too. The pods are everywhere, you can find them at the beach, on store shelves...everywhere. Don't take them from natural habitat, they flourish by themselves. I find mine floating with the tide.
Just put the brown part in water (tap water) and wait. Hint: Mangroves are very social they don't like being alone. They thrive better when you put a few of them together. I have about 7 or 8 right now in one vessel. The brown part starts developing roots. Then the top starts to generate leaves. It really is quite nice to watch.
Don't be impatient. Remember impatience is not a virtue.
Also see Mangroves...guardians of the coast:
Mangroves are among the oldest and most productive wetland forests on our planet. Found in the intertidal zone, they are uniquely adapted to survive highly saline and anoxic conditions. They are ideal habitats for many terrestrial and marine species, carbon sinks and natural barriers against storm surges and coastal erosion. Mangroves provide invaluable services but have been declining worldwide as a result of anthropogenic and other threats.
Maybe Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John DuBois will start cultivating mangroves for the good of the community.
|My Mangroves. They came in with the tide. Note, my fine china cup.|
|As you can see, they are starting to root. Note: They are hearty little fellows, sometimes I forget about them and leave them in my beach bag a few days or in the car overnight with no water. They are still alive.|