Hornwort (Ceratophyllum submersum) - 2 Bunches
Hornwort, also known by its scientific name Ceratophyllum submersum, is a floating stem plant with no roots (though it can easily be anchored in substrate or a pond floor). It features bright to dark green, needle-like leaves and is very fast-growing. When adequate nutrients are available, Hornwort stems can easily grow 1 inch per week.
It is easy to grow and is fine with low-light and outdoor setups, although more light means faster and denser growth. Hornwort grows by absorbing waste (including ammonia and nitrates) from the water, which means it reduces pollutants that cause smelly or cloudy water and makes for happier aquarium or pond inhabitants! Like all live aquarium plants, Hornwort has the potential to reduce or even eliminate the need for water changes in your aquarium.
Hornwort is great for aquariums, but its hardiness, as well as its fast and dense growth, makes it very popular for outdoor ponds as well. An order of Hornwort comes with 2 or more ascending axes, with 20+ stems total. It's a great plant for beginners because it does not require special equipment, care, or knowledge.
- Leaves that resemble short pine needles
- Thrives in any lighting
- Extremely fast-growing
- Great for both aquariums and ponds
- Temperature: 50° - 77° F (10° - 25° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 7.5
- Lighting: Low to moderate
- Origin: Tank-raised. Naturally grows worldwide.
- Aquarium placement: Middle to background
- Care: Easy