Quick plant statistics for the Amazon Sword Plant

Family Name: Alismataceae Scientific Name: Echinodorus amazonicus Common Name: Amazon Sword Plant Substrate: Rich Lighting: Moderate pH value: 6.5-7.2 Hardness: 2-18°dH Temperature: 72-86°F (22-30°C) Height: 20 in (50 cm) Distribution: Brazil Characteristics: Leaves narrow-lanceolate, often slightly curved in a scimitar shape Aquarium use: Specimen plant

Quick plant statistics for the Nymphaea lotus

Family Name: Nymphaeaceae Scientific Name: Nymphaea lotus Common Name: Lotus Lily; Egyptian Water Lily; Egyptian Lily; White Lily Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Bright pH value: 5.5-7.5 Hardness: 2-12°dH Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C) Height: 10-20 in (2-50 cm) Distribution: East Africa, Madagascar, Southeast Asia Characteristics: Submersed leaves stemmed, roundish to oval slightly undate...

Aquarium Plant Statistics

Quick "at a glance" statistics and requirements for some of the more commonly kept aquarium plants. Common name Scientific name Ammannia Ammannia Senegalensis Dwarf Anubias Anubias Nana None Anubias barteri Red Higrophilia Alternanthera Rosaefolia Malayan Sword Aglaonema Simplex Japenese Rush Acorus Gramineus None Aponogeton Boivinianus Wavy-edged Sword Aponogeton Crispus Madagascar...

Quick plant statistics for Cryptocoryne nevillii

Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne nevillii Common Name: Dwarf Cryp' Substrate: Fine gravel Lighting: Bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 68°F (20°C) minimum Height: 4 in (10 cm) Distribution: Sri Lanka Characteristics: Bright green on both upper and lower surfaces. Narrowly elliptical to lanceolate in shape, 2-4 in (5-10...

Quick plant statistics for Cryyptocoryne wendtii

Scientific Name: Cryyptocoryne wendtii Common Name: None 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: Dwarfs- 5 in (13 cm), Large- 8 in (20 cm) Distribution: Sri Lanka Characteristics: Egg-shaped to ovate leaves with a prominent midrib and wavy...

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...

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 Aponogeton undulatus

  Family Name: Aponogetonaceae Scientific Name: Aponogeton undulatus Common Name: None Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Not critical pH value: 6.8-7.2 Hardness: 10-15°dH Temperature: 72-82°F 22-28°C) Height: 16 in (40 cm) Distribution: India and Indochina Characteristics: Leaves stemmed, light green, leaf margins undate, markedly so if in a bright spot Aquarium use: Middleground

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...

Pearling – True or False?

Planted tank folk routinely praise their tanks (read as: themselves and their skills), chatting about how soon after the lights turn on their plants start "pearling", and how within so many...
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