American Shoreweed (Littorella uniflora) Tissue Culture
American Shoreweed (Littorella uniflora) is an excellent carpeting plant for the subtropical aquarium foreground. It is leaves are very grass-like in appearance and it propagates by runners. It can thrive in both high-tech and low-tech setups provided that it has adequate lighting.
American Shoreweed requires moderate to high lighting. For the best appearance for a carpeting effect, high lighting is required. In moderate lighting, the leaves will grow taller and horizontal growth will be reduced. It will grow very quickly in nutrient-rich substrate. It will also benefit from CO2 supplementation, but this is not required.
Like most plants, American Shoreweed will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, nitrogen, and other plant supplements.
This listing is for the tissue culture form of American Shoreweed. Tissue cultures are superior to traditional forms of aquarium plants in many ways. They are produced in a completely sterile environment which eliminates the possibility of them carrying pest snails or algae spores. They have a shelf life (before introduction to the aquarium) of several months if properly maintained and they are housed in a nutrient gel until introduced to the aquarium. To introduce a tissue culture plant to the aquarium, simply rinse off as much nutrient gel as possible, then plant as usual. The nutrient gel will not harm your aquarium.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Tissue cultures contain no unwanted pest animals or algae
- Rich, bright green coloration
- Easy to moderate care
- Provides protective cover for fry
- Thrives in low-tech setups
- Temperature: 62° - 72° F (17° - 22° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 7.0
- Lighting: Moderate to high
- Origin: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to North America, South America, and Europe
- Aquarium placement: Foreground
- Care: Easy
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