Scientific name: Limnophila aquatica
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 25 - 50 cm (9.84 - 19.69 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7.1
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 8°N (71.43 - 142.86ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 24 - 27 °C (75.2 - 80.6°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): Sri Lanka
How fast these plants grow: Fast
Recommended substrate: Gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Background
Asia; they are found in Sri Lanka and India.
This plant is propagated by cuttings. Suppliers will often send the plant with cuttings bunched together to form a clump. This is the best way to initially plant this in the aquarium. When the plant is established take cuttings from the outer stems and group 3-4 together. This clump can then be carefully placed in the substrate to form a new plant.
This plant will benefit from nutrients in the substrate and the use of a CO2 system in the aquarium. If given the correct lighting it will grow out to form a bushy growth often growing above the water surface. If this is allowed to happen it will periodically produce small blue flowers.