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It grows in with the fish.

When it outgrew and broke its 6-inch pot, Barbara Wick's 2-foot-tall dumb cane (Dieffenbachia amoena) needed quick relacation. Until she could buy a bigger pot, she parked the plant in the only container at hand: a big fish aquarium.

She quickly discovered that the plant thrived in what seemed an odd environment. Our photographs show it six years later, with a curving 20-foot trunk and 2-foot leaves, coexisting contentedly with goldfish and a catfish.

Try this yourself only if your fish tank has a device that adds oxygen bubbles to the water. The Wicks' bubbler apparently meets the roots' oxygen needs; the plant probably would die without the oxygen, just as if it were overwatered.
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