Limnophila Aromatica AKA Rice Paddy Herb (Limnophila aromatica), Tissue Culture
Limnophila Aromatica AKA Rice Paddy Herb (Limnophila aromatica), Tissue Culture
Limnophila Aromatica AKA Rice Paddy Herb (Limnophila aromatica), Tissue Culture

Limnophila Aromatica AKA Rice Paddy Herb (Limnophila aromatica), Tissue Culture

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This Limnophila species is very low-maintenance and is ideal as a midground or background plant, even in low-tech setups! 

Limnophila aromatica is a very hardy and attractive stem plant that is a very nice selection for the midground and background of the aquarium. It has very few special requirements beyond clean, nutrient-rich water and moderate lighting. It will thrive and grow very quickly even in low-tech setups. It is known as the rice paddy herb because it is usually found as a weed in Asia rice paddy fields. It is also used in some Vietmanese soups as an aromatic herb. It can be identified easily by its serrated leaves and aromatic scent. 


Limnophila aromatica is very simple. It grows quickly when provided with nutrient rich soil and moderate lighting. It will grow at a slower pace under low lighting. Like most stem plants, it can be trimmed and cuttings can be replanted.. Like many plants, this plant will respond significantly to CO2.   

This listing is for the tissue culture form of Rice Paddy Herb (Limnophila aromatica). 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:

  • Bright green and sometimes red leaves 
  • Excellent in low-tech setups
  • Easy to propagate
  • Excellent midground or background plant
  • Very easy to maintain


Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 68° - 84° F (20° - 29° C)
  • pH: 6.0 - 7.5
  • Lighting: Low to High
  • Origin: Asia
  • Aquarium placement: Midground to Background
  • Care: Easy


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