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 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 Dwarf Hygrophila

Scientific Name: Hygrophila polysperma Common Name: Dwarf Hygrophila Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 59-86°F (15-30°C) Height: 18 in (45 cm) Distribution: Southeast Asia Characteristics: Small-leaved herbaceous plant that grows well emersed and submersed. Leaves broadly lanceolate with rounded tips, bourne in...

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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

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