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. Tall 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, Narrowleaf Sagittaria is not suitable for aquariums with destructive animals such as crayfish, large cichlids, or goldfish.
Like most plants, Narrowleaf Sagittaria will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, nitrogen, iron, and other plant supplements.
We sell this plant in weighted bunches, but the plants have roots and can be unbunched and planted throughout the aquarium.
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What We Like About This Plant:
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: Indigenous to South America, cultivated in US nurseries
Aquarium placement: Mid-ground or Background
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