Quick plant statistics for the Japanese Rush

Scientific Name: Acorus gramineus Common Name: Japanese Rush Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Not critical pH value: 6.8 - 7.5 Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 59-70°F (15-21°C) Height: 12 in (30 cm) Distribution: Eastern Asia Characteristics: Slow-growing plant w/ dark green leaves in fan shaped clumps. Roots are very tough and...

Quick plant statistics for the Broad-leaf Amazon Sword

  Family Name: Alismataceae Scientific Name: Echinodorus bleheri Common Name: Broad-leaf Amazon Sword Substrate: Rich, with clay Lighting: Not critical pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 68-81°F (20-27°C) Height: Up to 15 in (38 cm) Distribution: South America Characteristics: Lanceolate leaves are pale to dark green with sharply pointed tips. Aquarium use: Middleground From Tropica: Echinodorus...

Quick plant statistics for Nuphar japonicum

Scientific Name: Nuphar japonicum Common Name: Japanese Spatterdock Substrate: Rich, with clay Lighting: Bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 54-77°F (12-25°C) Height: 24 in (60 cm) Distribution: Japan and adjacent islands Characteristics: Fleshy petioles up to 12 in (30 cm) or more in length arise from a...

Quick plant statistics for the Melon Sword

  Family Name: Alismataceae Scientific Name: Echinodorus osiris Common Name: Melon Sword Substrate: Rich Lighting: Dim to Medium pH value: 6.5-7.5 Hardness: 5-18°dH Temperature: 65-82°F (18-28°C) Height: 20 in (50 cm) Distribution: Southern Brazil Characteristics: Leaves stemmed, lanceolate, slightly undate along the margins, green; young leaves are reddish. Aquarium use: Showplant, only for very tall...

Quick plant statistics for the Malayan Sword

Scientific Name: Aglaonema simplex Common Name: Malayan Sword; Borneo Sword Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Moderate pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 73°F (23°C) Height: 15 in (38 cm) Distribution: Malaysia Characteristics: Leaves reddish when young, mid to dark green mature, are broadly ovate with bluntly pointed tips....

Quick plant statistics for Cryptocoryne willisii

  Family Name: Araceae Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne willisii Common Name: Willis' Cryptocoryne Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Moderate to bright pH value: 6.8-7.2 Hardness: 3-8°dH Temperature: 68-79°F (20-26°C) Height: Up to 8 in (20 cm) Distribution: Sri Lanka Characteristics: Leaves stemmed, oblong-oval to lanceolate, green; stems brownish to green. Produces runners in large...

Quick plant statistics for Cryptocoryne ciliata

Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne ciliata Common Name: None Substrate: Add iron-Rich clay Lighting: Bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 68°F (20°C) Height: 20 in (50 cm) Distribution: S.E. Asia Characteristics: Leaves are lanceolate to broad lanceolate in shape, pale green to mid-green in color. Edges are slightly wavy. Aquarium...

Quick plant statistics for the African Water Fern

Scientific Name: Bolbitis heudelotii Common Name: African Water Fern Substrate: N/A Lighting: Subdued pH value: Not critical Hardness: 3-18°dH Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C) Height: 10-15 in (25-38 cm) when submerged, but much larger in emersed specimens Distribution: Tropical West Africa Characteristics: Dark green to black creeping rhizome covered in short black...

Quick plant statistics for the Water Lettuce

Scientific Name: Pistia Stratiotes Common Name: Water Lettuce Substrate: Not applicable Lighting: Bright pH value: 6.5 to 7.0 Hardness: 3 to 6°dH Temperature: 72°F (22°C) Height: A large floating plant ( cm) Distribution: Found in most tropical zones Characteristics: A floating plant with leaves in a rosette pattern. Trailing roots...

Quick plant statistics for Crinum natans

Family Name: Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis family) Scientific Name: Crinum natans Common Name: None Substrate: Nutrient-Rich bottom Lighting: Very bright pH value: 5.5-7.0 Hardness: 2-10°dH Temperature: 54-77°F (12-25°C) Height: 20-40 in (50-100 cm) Distribution: Africa Characteristics: Leaves unstemmed, ligamentous, bright green and burled; more heavily burled in good light than in shade. Aquarium use: Background Plant From Tropica: Crinum...
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