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 the Red Ammannia

  Scientific Name: Ammannia senegalensis Common Name: Red Ammannia Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Very bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 68-79°F (20-26°C) Height: 18 in (45 cm) Distribution: Tropical and subtopical Africa Characteristics: A herbaceous plant with erect and prostrate growth patterns, depending on water level. Leaves...

Quick plant statistics for Cryptocoryne cordata

Family Name: Araceae Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne cordata Common Name: Trumpet 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: Egg-shapeed to ovate leaves with prominet midrib and wavy margins. Upper surface is pale...

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 Eleocharis acicularis

Scientific Name: Eleocharis acicularis Common Name: Dwarf Hairgrass Substrate: Some clay of benefit Lighting: Bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 50-77°F (10-25°C) Height: 8 in (20 cm), but usually smaller in aquarium specimens Distribution: Worldwide in the warmer regions Characteristics: Grasslike plant growing in rosettes. Leaves are...

Quick plant statistics for Cardamine

  Scientific Name: Cardamine lyrata Common Name: Cardamine Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Strong Light preferred pH value: Not critical (7.0) Hardness: Soft to Hard water Temperature: Slightly colder, 59 to 75°F (15-24°C) Height: 1 foot to 2 feet Distribution: East Asia & Japan Characteristics: Cardamine lyrata is actually a marsh...

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 the Anubias nana

Scientific Name: Anubias barteri var. nana Common Name: Dwarf Anubias Substrate: Rich Lighting: Subdued pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 77°F (25°C) Height: 6 in (15 cm) Distribution: Tropical West Africa Characteristics: Dark green elliptical to egg-shaped leaves are borne on short petioles that arise from a creeping...

Quick plant statistics for Cryptocoryne blassii

Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne blassii Common Name: Giant Cryp' Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Not critical pH value: Not critical Hardness: 5-11°dH Temperature: 77°F (25°C) Height: 12-16 in (30-40 cm) Distribution: Thailand Characteristics: Narrow ovate leaves with acute bases and bluntly pointed tips. Color of upper surface varies fron olive-green to...

Quick plant statistics for the Red Hygrophila

Scientific Name: Alternanthera reineckii 'Pink' (roseafolia) Common Name: Red Hygrophila Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Very bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 64-68°F (18-20°C) Height: 20 in (50 cm) Distribution: Tropical regions Characteristics: Extermely attractive, deepest red coloration of any aquatic species Aquarium use: Middle to background. Difficult to...

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