Scientific name: Nesaea crassicaulis
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 30 - 50 cm (11.81 - 19.69 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 12°N (0 - 214.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): Africa
How fast these plants grow: Normal
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Background
This plant is propagated by taking cuttings from the side shoots of the mother plant. When the cuttings are removed, break off the bottom two pairs of leaves to reveal a length of bare stem. This can now be placed carefully into the substrate taking care not to crush the stem. In a few weeks the cuttings will develop a root system to create new plants.
This plant makes a great addition to the aquarium but it does demand high lighting levels. The leaves are a reddish brown colour and it displays yellowish stems. Make sure the light can reach the bottom leaves or they will drop from the stems. When planting. Allow room around each plant to give them room to grow.