Vallisneria Asiatica (Vallisneria americana "Asiatica"), bare root w/lead
This "corkscrew" variant of Jungle Vallisneria is an incredibly hardy background plant that can grow to an impressive height!
Vallisneria Asiatica (Vallisneria americana "Asiatica") is a very attractive corkscrew variant of the hardy and undemanding Jungle Vallisneria plant that is ideal for the larger aquarium. Its parent species is one of the most long- and often-kept plant species in the aquarium hobby due to its ease of care and durability. It is a perfect background plant that will grow all the way to the top of the aquarium and it propagates prolifically. It is one of the few plants that can tolerate brackish water, although it will not grow as quickly under these conditions.
Vallisneria Asiatica is a member of the tapegrass plant family. It can grow over two feet tall and it provides valuable refuge for timid fish and fry, which will actually encourage those shy species to venture into the open more often. Vallisneria Asiatica should be planted with its crown above the substrate. It will establish strong roots and is unlikely to be uprooted by bottom-dwelling fish. Its leaves can be trimmed to avoid excessive growth.
Please Note: This plant will sometimes shed its leaves when transported into a new aquarium. It is usually still alive in this state and should not be discarded. It will typically grow new, stronger leaves rather quickly if it is planted and allowed to acclimate.
Vallisneria Asiatica does not require CO2 supplementation or overly high lighting. It prefers slow-moving, hard water that is rich in calcium, but it is highly adaptable to most water parameters. It will grow fastest under high lighting, but it can adapt to moderate lighting as well. It is very flexible and will even grown in sand, but of course will grow faster in nutrient-rich substrate.
Like most plants, Vallisneria Asiatica will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, iron, potassium, nitrogen, and other plant supplements.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Interesting "corkscrew" variant
- 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
- Temperature: 64° - 82° F (18° - 28° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 9.0
- Lighting: Moderate to High
- Origin: Indigenous to South America and Japan, cultivated in US nurseries
- Aquarium placement: Background
- Care: Easy
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