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 Echinodorus horemanni

Family Name: Alismataceae Scientific Name: Echinodorus horemanni Common Name: None Substrate: Rich Lighting: Medium pH value: 6.5-7.5 Hardness: 2-15°dH Temperature: 64-79°F (18-26°C) Height: Over 24 in (60 cm) Distribution: Southern Brazil Characteristics: Leaves short-stemmed, lanceolate, stiff, parchment-like, dark green, slightly undate along the margins. Aquarium use: Showplant, only for very tall tanks

Quick plant statistics for the American Cress

Scientific Name: Armoracia Aquatica Common Name: American Cress Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 64-77°F (18-25°C) Height: Up to 3in, spikes may reach 10 in (8cm) Distribution: Eastern North America Characteristics: A submerged plant with brittle leaves Aquarium use: Foreground

Quick plant statistics for the Giant Red Rotalia

Scientific Name: Rotala Macrandra Common Name: Giant Red Rotalia Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Very bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: At least 77°F (25°C) Height: Up to 18 in (45 cm) Distribution: India Characteristics: A Herbaceous plant that has egg-shaped leaves in pairs, the upper is...

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 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 Barclaya longifolia

  Family Name: Nymphaeceae Scientific Name: Barclaya longifolia Common Name: Orchid Lily Substrate: Rich, lime free Lighting: Not critical pH value: 6.8-7.2 Hardness: 4-6°dH Temperature: 77-86°F (25-30°C) Height: 14 in (35 cm) Distribution: Malaya, Thailand and Burma Characteristics: Rosette of lanceolate leaves with undulating margins and borne on short petioles. Upper leaf surface...

Quick plant statistics for Java Moss

    Scientific Name: Vesicularia dubyana Common Name: Java Moss Substrate: None Lighting: Medium pH value: 5.8 - 7.5 Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 68-86°F (20-30°C) Height: Two inches plus Distribution: South-East Asia Characteristics: Grows in clumps or balls attached to roots and rocks. Aquarium use: Good spawning plant for Characins, Barbs and the Rainbow...

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 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...

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