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Rotala nanjenshan

Rotala nanjenshan

Scientific name: Rotala nanjenshan

Family: Lythraceae

Usual maximum size in aquariums: 15 - 25 cm (5.91 - 9.84 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 5.8 - 6.9

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 11°N (53.57 - 196.43ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 23 - 27 °C (73.4 - 80.6°F)

Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings

Origin (in the wild): South Asia

How fast these plants grow: Normal

Recommended substrate: Fine gravel

Demands on lighting: Bright

Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle

Origin

South Asia; they are mainly found in Taiwan.

Propagation

This plant is propagated by taking cuttings from the lateral shoots and re-planting them elsewhere in the substrate. They should have the bottom leaves removed to reveal an inch of bare stem and carefully placed back into the substrate ensuring that the stem does not get crushed.

Difficulty

Medium

Short Description

This plant displays needle-shaped leaves and is quite demanding of high lighting levels in the aquarium with plenty of nutrients in the water column. They will require a CO2 system to get the best growth and as the stems can be delicate it is best to plant these in a group. This used to be sold as Mayaca sellowiana which caused a lot of confusion but now this name has been dropped.

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