Narrowleaf Sagittaria AKA Dwarf Arrowhead (Sagittaria subulata) Tissue Culture
This Sagittaria species is a fast-growing plant that can quickly fill a great amount of space in the aquarium!
Narrowleaf Sagittaria (Sagittaria subulata) is a grass-like plant with roots and, as its name states, several long, narrow, green leaves. It can be grown emersed or submersed and it propagates prolifically through runners, plus it can develop an extra stem that will flower just above the surface of the water. This versatile plant can eventually grow to a height of 20 inches (51 cm), so it is ideal as a mid-ground or background plant, depending on the size and height of the aquarium. Narrowleaf Sagittaria can even live in brackish water.
Narrowleaf Sagittaria is one of the easier aquarium plants to maintain. It can thrive in a very wide pH and temperature range. It does not require CO2 supplementation or overly high lighting, but it will look its best and grow fastest with moderate to high lighting. If kept in high lighting and nutrient-rich water, it can develop red coloration on its leaves. Due to the thin width of its leaves, Tall Narrowleaf Sagittaria is not suitable for aquariums with destructive animals such as crayfish, large cichlids, or goldfish.
Like most plants, Tall Narrowleaf Sagittaria will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, nitrogen, iron, and other plant supplements.
This listing is for the tissue culture form of Narrowleaf Sagittaria. 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:
- Tisue cultures have no unwanted pest animals or algae
- Tall growth that is ideal for larger aquariums
- Very easy to propagate
- Provides a great deal of cover for animal fry
- Very hardy and durable in a well-lit, nutrient-rich aquarium
- Temperature: 59° - 82° F (15° - 28° C), although 64° - 79° F (18° - 26° C) is more ideal.
- pH: 6.5 - 7.5
- Lighting: Moderate to High
- Origin: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to South America
- Aquarium placement: Midground or Background
- Care: Easy
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