Ammania Gracilis Live Plant Submersed 10-15cm
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Ammania Gracilis Submersed 10-15 cm
Are you want to create a great-looking tank and try your hand to aquascaping? The Ammania Gracilis is a stunning plant which does well in a more advanced aquarium.
Ammannia gracilis is a species of flowering plant in the family Lythraceae. It is native to Africa. This aquatic plant has a branching, prostrate stem that roots at the nodes. The blunt-tipped, lance-shaped leaves are roughly a centimeter long. The small flowers have four purple petals and either 4 or 8 stamens.
Ammannia gracilis originates from swampy areas in West Africa. The first specimens of the African hygro were brought into the hobby by aquarist P. J. Bussink who found them in Liberia. Ammania gracilis is probably the most popular of the genus due to its beauty and its moderate requirements.
Although A. gracilis may be an uncomplicated stem plant, it only shows its full potential under strong lights; moreover, it needs sufficient amounts of CO2 (25-30 mg/l). It prefers soft and slightly acidic water but adapts well to more extreme water parameters. Nitrate and phosphate should be added to the tank, as well as iron and other micronutrients. A lack of iron shows in fading leaf color, whereas too ample a provision, leads to longer stems and a less intensive red (a high nitrate content also leads to the leaves turning green). A. gracilis shows its most intensive coloration when nitrates are low and, at the same time, the content of phosphate and micronutrients is high.
- 1 x Ammannia gracilis 10-15cm
- Medium Care Level
- Increases levels of Oxygen in water
- For best growth CO2 is recommended
- Common Names: Ammannia gracilis
- Height: 20 - 50cm
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Placement: Fore to mid ground
- Lighting Needs: Moderate to strong
- Temperature: 20-30°C
- pH: 6.5-8
- Difficulty: Medium
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