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Sagittaria subulata

Sagittaria subulata

Scientific name: Sagittaria subulata

Family: Alismataceae

Usual maximum size in aquariums: 30 - 40 cm (11.81 - 15.75 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 8 - 18°N (142.86 - 321.43ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 20 - 26 °C (68 - 78.8°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

Planting Area

Midground to Background

Propagation

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.

Difficulty

Easy

Short Description

This is a very undemanding plant, as long as there are nutrients in the substrate it has no other special requirements. It does have a unique habit of growing tall when mature but then returning to a medium height if placed in the background. Sometimes it will send out a flower stem when submerged and this will produce small white flowers on the water surface.

Picture

Provided by Oliver

Sagittaria subulataPictures by MelissaSagittaria subulata picture 1 Sagittaria subulata picture 2 Sagittaria subulata picture 3

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