VERY IMPORTANT IN THE CARE OF YOUR MANGROVES:
CARE FOR SALT WATER GROWING:
When you buy Red Mangrove Tree Seedlings. When your red mangrove seedlings start sprouting leaves, don’t forget to spray/clean the leaves with fresh water occasionally to wash off any salt spray residue that comes from your salt water. Salt accumulation from the water spray prevents the leaves from photosynthesizing. Also make sure that the top part of the seedlings ARE ALWAYS ABOVE WATER.
CARE FOR FRESH WATER GROWING:
You can plant your mangrove seedlings directly into your aquarium substrate, or if you wish, you can have them suspended with the top of the seedling above the water.Just make sure that you have enough lighting for the plant to photosynthesize&MAKE SURE THAT THE SEEDLINGS WILL NOT GET BURNED BY THE HEAT FROM YOUR LIGHTS IF IT IS ABOVE WATER.
If by chance the mangrove roots break, don’t worry. The plant will just grow other roots. Similarly with the leaves. Even if the stem breaks, the plant will grow leaves from the stub/stem. It will just take longer for the leaves to grow, but they will grow. Mangroves are very hardy plants.