Those are great low light easy care plants.
Wash all the gel stuff off, trim the roots if needed and remove any bad/dead leaves.
Its better to plant them shallow than deep-You want the crown of the plant to be slightly above the substrate line.
Plant as many as you can in your 5gal and you can allow the rest to float until the other tank is ready. Or, any container of water to keep them underwater so they can go through the leaf change if needed and place in a nice sunny window will work....
Depending on how they were grown at the nursery-they may or may not go though a leaf change. If grown above the water-you may see the current leaves die back and new underwater leaves form/grow. Submersed-vs-emersed growth that is normal.
They are root feeders and you may need to add root tabs per label directions since that can vary between brands.
They will grow fine without injecting CO2-but they do need at least 6500k color temp light on 10-12h/day photoperiod.
As for planting them in the garden-depends on the garden-they need to be in a high humidity location with their roots totally submerged in water.
Last edited by Oldfishlady; 10-15-2012 at 05:22 PM.