Ashy Pipewort (Eriocaulon cinereum) Tissue Culture
This rare and unique plant is a very impressive, bright green foreground plant for the high-tech aquarium!
Ashy Pipewort (Eriocaulon cinereum) is a Southeast Asian plant that has become a highly valued plant for the freshwater aquarium. While it is not a "carpeting" plant, its small size makes this rosette-shaped plant a major focal point for the foreground. It has a very expansive root structure that is often several times the height of the plant.
While not an expert-level plant, Ashy Pipewort requires a high-tech setup. It requires high lighting as well as nutrient-rich substrate and water. CO2 supplementation is almost always necessary for Ashy Pipewort to thrive long-term. This plant will regress rapidly and lose its bright green coloration if it does not have excellent water conditions. However, in a well-maintained aquarium that meets these requirements, care is very easy for Ashy Pipewort and it will propagate quickly.
Like most plants, Ashy Pipewort will benefit from supplementation such as calcium, Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, Nitrogen, and other plant supplements.
This listing is for the tissue culture form of Ashy Pipewort. 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
- Fast growing under proper care
- Very unique and attractive appearance
- Focal point of the foreground aquascape
- Easy care in a high-tech setup
- Temperature: 68° - 82° F (20° - 28° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 8.0
- Lighting: High
- Origin: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to Southeast Asia
- Aquarium placement: Foreground
- Care: Moderate
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