Scientific name: Sagittaria grammeus
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 35 - 40 cm (13.78 - 15.75 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.6
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 18 - 25 °C (64.4 - 77°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Runners
Origin (in the wild): North America
How fast these plants grow: Normal
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Medium
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle
This plant will send out runners from the mother plant. On these there will be tiny plantlets. Once the plantlets start to grow and develop a root system, they will detach from the mother plant and become independent. If the plant starts to overtake the tank then simply pinch out the runners before the plantlets have developed.
These are very easy plants to grow and are not demanding of any special requirements. In the wild they are found on the banks of canals, rivers and ditches but they are not invasive and do not pose a threat to the other natural flora. If the leaves take on a pale appearance it is a symptom of nutrient deficiency but as long as the substrate has a decent level this should not occur.