Quick plant statistics for the Indian Fern

Scientific Name: Ceratopteris thalictroides Common Name: Watersprite, Indian Fern Substrate: Peaty Medium helps Lighting: Bright pH value: 5-6.5 Hardness: 5-6°dH Temperature: 68-75°F (20-25°C) Height: 15 in (38 cm) Distribution: Widely in tropical regions Characteristics: True water fern that grow emersed, submersed and as a floating plant. Normal color is emerald...

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 the Sword Plant or Creeping Burhead

Family Name: Alismataceae Scientific Name: Echinodorus cordifolius Common Name: Sword Plant or Creeping Burhead Substrate: Rich Lighting: Medium pH value: 6.5-7.5 Hardness: 5-15°dH Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C) Height: 20 in (50 cm) Distribution: Central and southern North America, Mexico Characteristics: Leaves stemmed, cordate, brilliant green. Floating leaves long stemmed. Aquarium use: Showplant, only for very...

Quick plant statistics for the Water wisteria

Scientific Name: Hygrophila difformis Common Name: Water wisteria Substrate: Plain wased gravel Lighting: Bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: At least 68°F (20°C) Height: Up to 18 in (45 cm) Distribution: Southeast Asia Characteristics: A variable plant, depending on how it is grown Aquarium use: A corner or background...

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 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 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...

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 Cryptocoryne affinis

  Family Name: Araceae (arum family) Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne affinis Common Name: Prolific Cryptocoryne Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Moderate pH value: 6.8-7.0 Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 72-79°F (22-26°C) Height: 6-12 in (15-30 cm) Distribution: Southwestern Malayan Peninsula Characteristics: Leaves are soft, long and lanceolate, with short petioles. Under aquarium conditions leaves take...

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