"Tiger Striped" Amazon Frogbit, Locally Grown!
This stunning floating plant is a rare variant of the Amazon Frogbit, featuring tiger striped markings around the edges!
The Tiger Striped Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) is a Central and South American floating plant that is commonly used in ponds, but it is also very useful in the aquarium. It can grow to be much larger than many other floating aquarium plants, so it is an excellent option for providing shade and cover for more reclusive species. Its leaves are very lily-like and will float at the water's surface, which can also be very useful for small semi-aquatic animals in terrariums and paludariums. Unlike the traditional Amazon Frogbit that has solid green leaves, this particular variant has tiger stripe lines throughout most if not all of its leaves and grows to the perfect size of 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cm) per pod.
Care is extremely easy for the Tiger Striped Frogbit. Since it is a floating plant, it does not require planting in the substrate. Its leaves can grow to a massive size, so it often needs to be thinned out to allow light and oxygen to reach the rest of the aquarium. It can withstand wide temperature range and has very few specialized requirements other than that the top of the plant should not be submerged or else it will rot. It does not require CO2 supplementation. We recommend high lighting for this particular variant to maintain the stunning markings on the plant.
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What We Like About This Aquatic Plant:
- Locally Grown!
- Large floating plant that is ideal for providing shade and refuge
- Very easy to propagate
- Provides a great deal of cover for animal fry
- Very hardy and durable
Floating Plant Care Guidelines:
- Temperature: 64° - 86° F (18° - 30° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 7.5
- Lighting: Moderate to High
- Origin: Locally Grown, but indigenous to Central and South America
- Aquarium placement: Floating
- Care: Easy
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