Oblong-Leaf Marshweed Ambulia (Limnophila heterophylla) Tissue Culture
This Ambulia species is very low-maintenance and is ideal as a midground or background plant, even in low-tech setups!
Oblong-Leaf Marshweed Ambulia (Limnophila heterophylla) 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. Many regard it as similar in many ways to Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis) and Cabomba (Cabomba pulcherrima).
Care for Oblong-Leaf Marshweed Ambulia 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. In the case of this prolific plant, regular pruning will likely be necessary to avoid overgrowth. Like many plants, this plant will respond significantly to CO2.
This listing is for the tissue culture form of Oblong-Leaf Marshweed Ambulia. 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
- Excellent in low-tech setups
- Prolific and easy to prune
- Excellent midground or background plant
- Very easy to maintain
- Temperature: 68° - 84° F (20° - 29° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 7.5
- Lighting: Low to High
- Origin: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to India and Southeast Asia
- Aquarium placement: Midground to Background
- Care: Easy
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