Scientific name: Limnophila sessiliflora
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 35 cm (7.87 - 13.78 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 28 °C (69.8 - 82.4°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): South Asia
How fast these plants grow: Fast
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Background
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 is a beautiful plant to add to any aquarium but to many people it is classed as an invasive weed. The stems are very brittle and can easily snap away, the problem arises in the open waterways when these dislodged stem pieces will start to develop roots and settle into new plants. When kept in the aquarium it will require constant pruning to keep it in check.