Quick plant statistics for Japanese Moss Ball, Cladophora aegagropila

  Scientific Name: Cladophora aegagropila Common Name: Japanese Moss Ball Substrate: Immaterial - not rooted Lighting: Strong Light preferred, 12 hours pH value: Not critical (7.0) Hardness: Soft to Hard water Temperature: Not critical, 59 to 80°F (15 to 27°C) Height: 4 to 12-inch diameter. Distribution: Japan, Northern Europe...

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 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....

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 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 Aponogeton Crispus

Scientific Name: Aponogeton Crispus Common Name: Wavy-edged Swordplant Substrate: Rich with nutrients Lighting: Not critical pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 6-77°F (20-25°C) Height: Up to 18 in (45 cm) Distribution: Southeast Asia, especially Sri Lanka. Characteristics: Short or long leaf stocks, depending on the light intensity Aquarium use: Middleground...

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...

Pearling Plants for Aquariums: What Are Those?

New fish hobbyists will surely encounter the term aquarium pearling plants as they discover more about customizing their aquariums and making a better environment for their fish. In this article, we go...

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 Broad-leaf Amazon Sword

  Family Name: Alismataceae Scientific Name: Echinodorus bleheri Common Name: Broad-leaf Amazon Sword Substrate: Rich, with clay Lighting: Not critical pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 68-81°F (20-27°C) Height: Up to 15 in (38 cm) Distribution: South America Characteristics: Lanceolate leaves are pale to dark green with sharply pointed tips. Aquarium use: Middleground From Tropica: Echinodorus...

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