Elatine hydropiper

 

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The creeping growth of this stem-plant makes it highly attractive for creating carpets in the aquarium. The very small leaf size makes it an obvious choice for nano-tanks.

Its fresh green colour compliments wood, rocks and other plants extraordinary well and has made the plant increasingly popular.

The growth of Elatine hydropiper is quite similar to Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' and Glossostigma elatinoides but is considerably slower, making it easier to maintain.

 

Plant info

Type: Carpeting
Origin:
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate:Medium
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height:3 - 5+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light demand:High
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 :High
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.