Plant database

 

 

 

The Dennerle plant range has been evolving for more than 45 years. New species and colour varieties are added, and sometimes plants are also removed from our product range. Nano plants are a hot topic, and there are many new additions especially in the aquascaping scene. Along with well-proven classics, there is a wide-ranging bouquet of aquatic plants for every size of aquarium.

The plant descriptions have had lots of care instructions and tips added to them. Many species have been photographed in their above-water form (emersed) and with underwater leaves (submerged), a comparison that amazes even us time and again, as to the adaptability of plants to their environment.

Enjoy reading about your and our favourites!

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  • Item no.
  • Short name
  • Diff.
  • Area
  • Light.
  • Coloration
  • Temp.
    • Aegagrophila Scape Wood
    • 30025

    • A40

    • 10 - 26 °C

    Aegagrophila Scape Wood

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    • Aegagropila linnaei
    • 408

    • C51

    • 10 - 26 °C

    Aegagropila linnaei

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countryJapan, Ostasien, Osteuropa
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyCladophoraceaeSpeciesAegagropila
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedlangsam
    pH6 - 8.5Water hardness10 - 30 °dh
    Hintsehem. Cladophora aegagropila
    Algae ball

    Aegagropila linnaei is one of the most precious nurslings in an aquarium. It is a ball-shaped species of green algae with a velvety surface. This form is rarely found in nature; usually they grow as colonies of flat cushions. This interesting round shape is created by gentle wave action along the substrate. Because they tend to grow extremely slowly, moss balls are very popular for use in Nano Cubes and other small aquaria. Combined with stones and roots they produce highly attractive designs and layouts.

    • Alternanthera reineckii 'Bronze'
    • 100

    • A05

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Alternanthera reineckii 'Bronze'

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countrySüdamerika
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyAmaranthaceaeSpeciesAlternathera
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Narrow bronze parrot leaf

    "Parrot leaf" types are vivid stem plants. People have been cultivating them for centuries and their popularity has never waned. The ‘Bronze’ colour form is so called due to the olive green to reddish-brown hue of its submerged leaves. These plants are recommended for beginners since they are robust and very easy to look after. The beautiful foliage colours develop even under normal lighting conditions. Individual stems should be planted 3 - 4 cm apart to create a high-impact group.

    • Alternanthera reineckii 'Red Ruby'
    • 30037

    • A18

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Alternanthera reineckii 'Red Ruby'

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyAmaranthaceaeSpeciesAlternanthera
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness2 - 21 °dh
    Hints

    The variety 'Red Ruby' is a very pretty new cultivar which is a type of Alternanthera reineckii. The most noticeable feature is the ruby red venation on the leaves, which stands out clearly from the red background colour. The growth rate is a little slower than for A. reineckii 'Red' and 'Bronze'. This means with good lighting you can also cultivate this red beauty in a 30 l cube. In large aquaria you should plant around 15 - 20 stems to achieve an impressive group of plants, which harmonises best with "green" neighbours.

    • Alternanthera reineckii Mini
    • 970

    • A03

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Alternanthera reineckii Mini

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeType
    FamilyAmaranthaceaeSpeciesAlternanthera
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'

    This new variety only came onto the market a few years ago, and is a colourful foreground highlight. When cultivated above water, its growth is very similar to other Alternanthera varieties. The compact, miniature format only develops under the water. This little beauty comes highly recommended as a splash of colour for Nano Cubes. For a strong colour contrast, combine with a light green carpet of Hemianthus. Note that a very light, well-lit location is essential.

    • Alternanthera reineckii RED
    • 107

    • A04

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Alternanthera reineckii RED

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countrySüdamerika
    UsageDiskusaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyAmaranthaceaeSpeciesAlternanthera
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Broad-leaved, red parrot leaf

    No other stem plant can boast colours as rich as this particular variety. Brown-red through cherry red hues drift over the stems, upper surface and underside of the leaves. To ensure that you get the most intense colours, this plant needs good lighting and an adequate supply of CO2. Speed of growth is generally average, so it is advisable to shorten or prune back the stems every 6-8 weeks. In discus aquaria this South American plant adds a splash of colour when combined with sword plants.

    • Alternanthera reineckii ´Lila´
    • 30054

    • A06

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Alternanthera reineckii ´Lila´

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countrySüdamerika
    UsageAquascapingTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyAmaranthaceaeSpeciesAlternanthera
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness4 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    The vibrant purple-coloured underside of the leaves gave this variety its name. The surface of the leaves is wine red to deep red in colour. With good lighting, the shoots are very compact and the leaves are close together. As a result of its very slow growth, this colourful stem plant is also suitable for the midground. However it must be continuously trimmed so that the background plants do not become obscured. A nutrient-rich substrate and a good CO2 supply guarantee successful cultivation in the aquarium.

    • Alternanthera reineckii ´Mini´ In-Vitro
    • 30055

    • A03

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Alternanthera reineckii ´Mini´ In-Vitro

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyAmaranthaceaeSpeciesAlternanthera
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness4 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    This new variety only came onto the market a few years ago, and makes a colourful foreground highlight. In emersed hydroponic systems, its growth is very similar to other Alternanthera varieties. The compact, miniature format only develops under water. This little beauty comes highly recommended as a splash of colour for nano cubes. For a strong colour contrast, combine with a carpet of light green Hemianthus. Note that a very light, well-lit location is essential.

    • Ammannia gracilis
    • 119

    • A08

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Ammannia gracilis

    Growth height - 60 cmOrigin countrySenegambia
    UsageAquascaping, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyLythraceaeSpeciesAmmannia
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness2 - 10 °dh
    Hints

    Ammannia gracilis is a vibrantly coloured stem plant from West Africa. In the emersed form the plant is rather unremarkable with ovate green leaves. With good lighting, the plant displays a wonderful brown-red colouring under water. A good CO2 supply and nutrient-rich substrate are certainly important requirements for it to flourish magnificently. It can grow up to 60 cm tall, making this African stem plant suitable for the midground to background. Due to its rapid growth rate, the shoot tips should be replanted regularly.

    • Ammannia praetermissa
    • 721

    • N10

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Ammannia praetermissa

    Growth height - 15 cmOrigin country
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyLythraceaeSpeciesAmmannia
    BreedingKopfstecklingeGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 25 °dh
    Hints
    Ammannia praetermissa

    The origins of this small-leaved plant have not yet been determined. It is a decorative plant with ruby red leaves. To ensure successful cultivation it must have soft water, strong lighting and an adequate supply of CO2. Since growth is generally very slow, you can plant stems around 3 cm tall in the front of an aquarium to add a vibrant highlight to the foreground. Cut back again every few weeks.

    • Anubias barteri
    • 111

    • A19.0

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias barteri

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryWestafrika
    UsageBarschaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesAnubias
    BreedingTeilung des RhizomGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Broadleaf Anubias

    Anubias are very slow-growing marsh plants suited to shady areas. Strong lighting does them no good in the long term. Anubias barteri is a highly variable plant with varying numbers of generally large leaves. With its dark green, slightly tough leaves it is often used in cichlid aquaria. In the wild, Anubias grow in shaded to semi-shaded locations in fast-flowing rivers and streams; sometimes emersed, growing on stones or logs, and sometimes semi-emersed.

    • Anubias barteri coffeifolia
    • 103

    • A19.1

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias barteri coffeifolia

    Growth height - 15 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesAnubias
    BreedingTeilung des RhizomGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Anubias barteri coffeifolia

    The name refers to the appearance of the plant: "coffeifolia" means "coffee leaves" and refers to the Coffea arabica plant. Anubias barteri var. coffeifolia grows very slowly with striking leaves that start out red. As the leaves grow they gradually turn a dark green colour. Small and slow as they are to grow, these Anubias are ideal for a 30 L Nano Cube. Create a gorgeous underwater jungle by combining these Anubias with mosses and ferns.

    • Anubias barteri nana
    • 781

    • A21

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias barteri nana

    Growth height5 - 10 cmOrigin countryWestafrika
    UsageAquascaping, Barschaquarium, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeType
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesAnubias
    BreedingTeilung des RhizomGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Anubias barteri nana

    Dwarf spear leaf, to give it its common name, is one of the most popular aquarium plants of all time. These are outstanding foreground plants that require the minimum of care. Special attention must be paid to the rhizome when planting: the thickened shoot must not be covered by substrate. These small Anubias grow best when tied to stones or roots (see Mbuna trees on page 78). They are also frequently used with cichlids from the Malawi and Tanganyika Lakes. This looks especially decorative among rock arrangements.

    • Anubias barteri var. glabra
    • 30069

    • A19.3

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias barteri var. glabra

    Growth height - 25 cmOrigin countryWestafrika
    UsageBarschaquarium, NanoCubeTypeRhizompflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesAnubias
    BreedingTeilung des RhizomGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    This Anubias is also known as Anubias minima, but is a type of barteri var.glabra. This leaf variety grows especially well and can also grow well in the  substrate. The most striking features are the pointed lanceolate leaves that are up to 15 cm long. This is a significant feature distinguishing it from the usually round or oval leaves of the other Anubias species. Due to its slow growth rate it is also possible to successfully cultivate it in smaller aquaria.

    • Anubias barteri var. nana 'Bonsai'
    • 744

    • A21.3

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias barteri var. nana 'Bonsai'

    Growth height - 5 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, Barschaquarium, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeType
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesAnubias
    BreedingSeitensprosse am RhizomGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Miniature dwarf Anubias

    It doesn’t get smaller than this! This is probably the smallest Anubias in the world and is a real boon to any underwater landscape. In terms of cultivation and care it is just as robust as the original form, but needs a little more light to produce lovely, compact greenery. This dwarf form can be used in a 10 L Nano Cube or larger. These plants have a most natural appearance when tied to delicate roots or driftwood. Red bogwood is perfectly suited to this purpose. Alternatively, showcase your 'bonsai’ Anubias on a canvas of decorative rocks.

    • Anubias barteri var. nana 'Gold'
    • 785

    • A21.6

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias barteri var. nana 'Gold'

    Growth height5 - 10 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, Barschaquarium, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeType
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesAnubias
    BreedingSeitensprosse am RhizomGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Anubias nana Gold

    This is another new variety of dwarf Anubias called 'Gold'. It was discovered during regular cultivation at a nursery in Taiwan. After the isolation period it took several years to establish a stable stock. With leaves ranging in colour from light green to yellow-gold it is significantly different from the other, darker green types of Anubias. Again, it does not do well in very low lighting as this makes the leaves turn a darker colour.

    • Anubias barteri ´Coin Leaf´
    • 30068

    • A19.2

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias barteri ´Coin Leaf´

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRhizompflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesAnubias
    BreedingTeilung des RhizomGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints

    Anubias barteri is the most popular species of Anubias with numerous leaf shapes. The 'Coin Leaf' variety has been propagated using targeted selection and forms striking round leaves with a diameter of 5-6 cm. As with all Anubias species, this variety is also low-maintenance and particularly easy to care for. It grows best attached to roots or stones. When planted directly into the substrate the rhizome should be easily visible as otherwise it can easily rot.

    • Anubias hastifolia
    • 229

    • A17

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias hastifolia

    Growth height - 100 cmOrigin country
    UsageBarschaquariumType
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesAnubias
    BreedingTeilung des RhizomGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Anubias hastifolia

    This Anubias variety is best used in the background of larger aquaria. It is very distinctive with its long stalks and unique leaf base shape. Older leaves form arrow-shaped leaf blades, which are not visible when the plant is still juvenile. Given time, mature plants can reach up to 1 m in size in a very large and open aquarium. Easily satisfied when it comes to care, although leaves that are too large can be removed. Cut the stalk directly next to the rhizome.

    • Anubias heterophylla
    • 144

    • A15

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias heterophylla

    Growth height - 60 cmOrigin country
    UsageBarschaquariumType
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesAnubias
    BreedingTeilung des RhizomGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Anubias heterophylla

    The name heterophylla means "different leaves", referring to the different shapes of leaves on these plants. This is a variety that can grow slightly larger and is very well suited to submerged cultivation in aquaria. The leaves are slightly lighter in colour than other types of Anubias. Depending on the size of your aquarium, these are suitable for midground or background planting. Normal lighting is sufficient to ensure slow growth. As with all Anubias, this type is highly adaptable as regards water quality.

    • Anubias nana on driftwood
    • 641

    • A21.0

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias nana on driftwood

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Dwarf Anubias on driftwood
    • Anubias nana on mossy driftwood
    • 494

    • AV02

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias nana on mossy driftwood

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Anubias on driftwood with Java moss
    • Anubias nana on rock
    • 289

    • A21.0

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias nana on rock

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Dwarf Anubias on volcanic rock
    • Anubias nana ´Pinto´
    • 30030

    • A21.7

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Anubias nana ´Pinto´

    Growth height - 8 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, Barschaquarium, NanoCubeTypeRhizompflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesAnubias
    BreedingTeilung des Rhizoms,SeitensprosseGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    The ‚Pinto‘ Anubias is a quirk of nature that has been propagated from a normal green population using selection. The light green variegation can be more or less pronounced, so only the most  beautiful plants are propagated further in the production plant. This variety is very slow-growing and requires more light than the original green form. Due to its small size, the ‚Pinto‘ makes an attractive addition to Nano Cubes and can also be used to catch the eye in aquascaping. This new plant creates excellent contrast on black lava rock and on dark coloured roots.

    • Aponogeton boivinianus
    • 402

    • A26

    • 20 - 26 °C

    Aponogeton boivinianus

    Growth height - 60 cmOrigin countryMadagaskar
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeKnollenpflanze
    FamilyAponogetonaceaeSpeciesAponogeton
    BreedingSamenGrowth speedschnell
    pH6 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Aponogeton boivinianus

    Tuber plant from the Aponogenton family. This is one of the most attractive Aponogeton species for aquaria. Its vibrant green, transparent leaves are striking. The leaf blades have an extraordinary texture. As soon as the plant’s growth begins to slow, it is advisable to give the plant a period of rest, during which it needs cool water and dimmed light. The best way to achieve this is to move it into a small, separate aquarium for around 3 to 4 months. It is then ready to be replanted into your underwater landscape.

    • Aponogeton henkelianus
    • 405

    • A51

    • 20 - 26 °C

    Aponogeton henkelianus

    Growth height - 60 cmOrigin countryMadagaskar
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilyAponogetonaceaeSpeciesAponogeton
    BreedingSamenGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7.5Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Large Madagascar lace plant

    As with A. boivinianus, this aquatic plant also comes from Madagascar. The leaves have an eye-catching and unusual lattice structure. This variety is very challenging in terms of care, even for plant experts. Stronger water flow and cooler temperatures will be beneficial. Regular rest periods at low temperatures with minimal lighting are essential to ensure you have a beautiful plant for many years to come.

    • Aponogeton longiplumulosus
    • 406

    • A53

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Aponogeton longiplumulosus

    Growth height - 60 cmOrigin countryMadagaskar
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeKnollenpflanze
    FamilyAponogetonaceaeSpeciesAponogeton
    BreedingSamenGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Wavy Madagascar Aponogeton

    This tuber plant from Northwest Madagascar comes highly recommended for aquaria. It is easy to cultivate and just needs enough space. The scalloped leaves are highly decorative and are best presented among more subtle planting, for example, combined with Mayaca bog moss. A. longiplumulosus can live for many years in an aquarium environment. During rest periods it stops growing, but after a few months starts to produce new leaves. There is no need to remove the bulb at any point.

    • Aponogeton madagascariensis
    • 404

    • A41

    • 20 - 26 °C

    Aponogeton madagascariensis

    Growth height20 - 40 cmOrigin countryMadagaskar
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeKnollenpflanze
    FamilyAponogetonaceaeSpeciesAponogeton
    BreedingSamenGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7.5Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Madagascar lace plant

    As with A. henkelianus, the most striking feature is the lattice texture of the leaf blades. The size and shape of the leaves may vary depending on the origin of the tuber. The same conditions apply to this collector’s special in terms of cultivation as for A. henkelianus. For "plant freaks" of course it presents the same kind of cultivation challenge as a rare and demanding fish. Floating plants such as Salvinia and Limnobium are ideal companions to provide shade during rest periods.

    • Aponogeton ulvaceus
    • 403

    • A70

    • 20 - 26 °C

    Aponogeton ulvaceus

    Growth height - 70 cmOrigin countryMadagaskar
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeKnollenpflanze
    FamilyAponogetonaceaeSpeciesAponogeton
    BreedingSamenGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Madagascar ulvaceus

    Unusual aquatic plant with vellum-like, heavily crimped leaves. This is a very popular variety in the aquarium world. Older plants can have up to 50 leaves - an impressive sight. The ideal water temperature of 24-28 °C is higher than for similar plants. Again, it is advisable to give these plants a rest period. Remove the tuber and place in a pot with sand. Spray infrequently for around 2 months before replacing into the aquarium.

    • Bacopa australis
    • 108

    • B20

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Bacopa australis

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryArgentinien, Brasilien
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesBacopa
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 8Water hardness5 - 15 °dh
    Hints

    The stem plant Bacopa australis has only recently become available to buy. We found this verdant beauty on our Plantahunter tour in Brazil in 2010. At the source of the Rio Sucuri, we discovered some gorgeous specimens living in crystal clear water alongside other aquarium plants. This plant is very easy to cultivate. When emersed, the leaves are smaller and fleshier, whereas in aquaria they are very fragile and thin. We recommend regular pruning to create a compact group of plants.

    • Bacopa carolineana, emersed
    • 622

    • B10

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Bacopa carolineana, emersed

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryAmerika
    UsageGesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesBacopa
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Bacopa carolineana, emersed

    A stem plant that is one of the classic aquarium plants. It grows much more slowly than other stem plants, and needs a well-lit location to help it produce the pretty brown-coloured leaves. Emersed plants are pure green and display obvious hairs on the stems. Place in a large group to achieve the most appealing effect, ideally with the stems arranged in ascending height order toward the back of the tank. This results in a harmonious sight for the observer.

    • Biosphere ball
    • 919

    • BB01

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Biosphere ball

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Biosphere ball with Java moss
    • Blyxa japonica
    • 342

    • B70

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Blyxa japonica

    Growth height - 15 cmOrigin countryOstasien
    UsageGesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyHydrocharitaceaeSpeciesBlyxa
    BreedingSeitentriebeGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7Water hardness10 - 25 °dh
    Hints
    Dwarf soft rush

    Stunning, grass-like foreground plant. Takashi Amano’s fantastic underwater landscapes have really pushed this plant into the limelight. In the wild it only grows submerged in slow-moving, shaded water. This plant is known for being very demanding. And yet it is possible to cultivate when you take care of the important factors such as adequate light, CO2 supplementation, and nutrient-rich substrate. A large group turns any aquarium into a fascinating spectacle. With very strong lighting these plants display intense, red colouring.

    • Bolbitis heudelotii
    • 905

    • B55

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Bolbitis heudelotii

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryAfrika
    UsageBarschaquarium, Diskusaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeRhizompflanze
    FamilyLomariopsidaceaeSpeciesBolbitis
    BreedingTeilung des RhizomGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 7Water hardness10 - 25 °dh
    Hints
    Congo water fern

    The Congo water fern grows in similar habitats to the Anubias. Its vigorous rhizome covers stones and roots like a carpet along the banks of rivers and streams. Submerged fronds are dark green, transparent, and incredibly ornamental. Avoid strong lighting for this plant since it prefers shade. It also prefers stronger water flow, such as near to the outflow from the filter. A good CO2 supply will ensure lush growth. We highly recommend binding these plants to wood and roots.

    • Bonsai palm with Anubias barteri var. nana 'Bonsai'
    • 30028

    • A21.3

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Bonsai palm with Anubias barteri var. nana 'Bonsai'

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    • Bucephalandra spec. ´Mini Needle Leaf´
    • 30071

    • B41

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Bucephalandra spec. ´Mini Needle Leaf´

    Growth height - 2 cmOrigin countryBorneo
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeRhizompflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesBucephalandra
    BreedingTeilung des RhizomGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness4 - 15 °dh
    Hints

    This miniature plant is probably a type of Bucephalandra pygmaea, which generally colonises larger rocks and stones in its natural habitat. It is often also found in a community with larger growing species of Bucephalandra or other arum genera. The 'Mini Needle Leaf' variety is extremely slow-growing and is especially suitable for delicate aquascaping landscapes in the Scaper's tank or Nano Cube. Like all Bucephalandra species, it is easy and simple to care for. The use of small algae cleaners such as Amano shrimps or Clithon snails is recommended.

    • Bucephalandra spec. ´Wavy Leaf´
    • 30070

    • B40

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Bucephalandra spec. ´Wavy Leaf´

    Growth height - 8 cmOrigin countryBorneo
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeRhizompflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesBucephalandra
    BreedingTeilung des RhizomGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness4 - 15 °dh
    Hints

    A new genus takes aquatics by storm! The endemic genus Bucephalandra is only found in Borneo and like the Cryptocorynes and Anubias it belongs to the arum family. The exact scientific definition is currently very uncertain, so we get the name of this variety from the habit of the plant. Bucephalandra species are epiphytes and should therefore be attached to stones and roots. The 'Wavy Leaf' variety grows especially vigorously and is a decorative beauty. An ideal plant for Nano Cubes!

    • Cabomba aquatica
    • 615

    • C12

    • 22 - 26 °C

    Cabomba aquatica

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countrySüdamerika
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyCabombaceaeSpeciesCabomba
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 7Water hardness0 - 10 °dh
    Hints
    Fine-leaved giant Cabomba

    Slender-tipped aquatic plant from South America that needs a lot of light. The leaf blades look like feathered fans, giving this plant an extremely graceful appearance. Soft water is absolutely essential for successful cultivation. If the tops of any shoots reach the water’s surface, it is possible that the plant will produce small floating leaves and yellow flowers. This stem plant should be planted in a group of several stems. Combine Cambomba aquatica with the large leaves of the Echinodorus as an attractive contrast.

    • Cabomba caroliniana
    • 613

    • C10

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Cabomba caroliniana

    Growth height - 80 cmOrigin countryNordamerika, Südamerika
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyCabombaceaeSpeciesCabomba
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedschnell
    pH6 - 7Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    HintsEinsteigerpflanze
    Green Cabomba

    This green Cabomba, named after its home in Carolina/USA, is a frequent feature in aquaria thanks to its terrific growth habits. It is far less demanding in terms of lighting than the Cabomba aquatica. It grows at an astounding speed, which means frequent pruning of the stems is a must. We also recommend replanting the topmost stems that have strong shoots. Remove the lower section that has been cut from the substrate. If any shoots reach the water surface they will form small white flowers.

    • Cabomba furcata
    • 616

    • C20

    • 22 - 26 °C

    Cabomba furcata

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countrySüdamerika, Zentralamerika
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyCabombaceaeSpeciesCabomba
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedschnell
    pH6 - 7Water hardness0 - 10 °dh
    Hintsehemals: Cabomba piauhyensis
    Red Cabomba

    This red Cabomba is the most difficult of the Cabombas listed here. Under strong lighting this South American aquatic plant develops wine coloured, whorled leaves in its natural habitat. Without this powerful lighting it is almost impossible to maintain the colour intensity in an aquarium over time. Soft, crystal clear water is also crucial to ensure that you have many years’ enjoyment from this magnificent stem plant. Both leaves and flowers are very attractive, ranging from violet to pink.

    • Ceratophyllum demersum
    • 764

    • C40

    • 1 - 28 °C

    Ceratophyllum demersum

    Growth height - 120 cmOrigin countryKosmopolit
    UsageDiskusaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeSchwimmpflanze
    FamilyCeratophyllaceaeSpeciesCeratophyllum
    BreedingKopfstecklinge, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH6 - 8Water hardness5 - 25 °dh
    HintsBei allen Neueinrichtungen als Algenstopper empfohlen.
    Hornwort

    Hornwort is another world traveller that sets down roots in many types of water. We found gigantic colonies of this free-floating stem plant in a tributary of the Rio Miranda at the edge of the Pantanal basin in South America. The stems grow at an astounding rate and require constant pruning. Ceratophyllum is known as a "weapon of mass destruction" against algae. The explanation is very simple: the plant is nutrient-demanding and quite simply removes the algae’s food source. We recommend using hornwort in every new setup.

    • Ceratopteris cornuta
    • 618

    • C45

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Ceratopteris cornuta

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryAfrika, Asien, Nord-Australien
    UsageDiskusaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeFarn
    FamilyPteridaceaeSpeciesCeratopteris
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen an den BlätternGrowth speedschnell
    pH6 - 8Water hardness10 - 30 °dh
    HintsEinsteigerpflanze
    Broad-leaved water sprite

    An easy, delicate fern that is often used in breeding aquaria. Beneath the leaves floating on the water’s surface is an ideal hideaway, e.g., for labyrinth fish to build their foam nests. This fern is very easy to look after. Strong lighting and CO2 supplementation are very helpful in encouraging growth and producing sturdy fronds. Above the waterline, the underside of the leaves can develop small adventitious plantlets. These can be bedded into the substrate for replanting purposes.

    • Ceratopteris thalictroides
    • 619

    • C46

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Ceratopteris thalictroides

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryNord-Australien, Südamerika, Südostasien
    UsageDiskusaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeFarn
    FamilyPteridaceaeSpeciesCeratopteris
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen an den BlätternGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 9Water hardness10 - 30 °dh
    HintsEinsteigerpflanze
    Fine-leaved Sumatra fern

    The Sumatra fern has much daintier leaves than Ceratopteris cornuta. This species is found in many tropical regions. It usually grows in muddy, shallow waters, and sometimes in rice paddies. In aquaria, this graceful fern needs enough space since it is very fast-growing. With medium lighting it is easy to look after and does not cause any problems. This is a popular beginner’s plant and suitable for anyone new to aquatics.

    • Chlorophytum bichetii
    • 315

    • SU65

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Chlorophytum bichetii

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageTerrariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Siam lily

    Curved, grass-like, white-green striped leaves

    • Coco Cave with Anubias nana
    • 30020

    • CC01

    Coco Cave with Anubias nana

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    • Crepidomanes cf. malabaricum
    • 30086

    • C100

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Crepidomanes cf. malabaricum

    Growth height - 2 cmOrigin countryIndien
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeFarn
    FamilyHymenophyllaceaeSpeciesCrepidomanes
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speed
    pH5 - 7Water hardness4 - 15 °dh
    Hints

    The new fern Crepidomanes cf. malabaricum is a real rarity. It belongs to the bristle fern family and is more reminiscent of a moss than a fern. In its natural habitat it grows terrestrially on large rocks and is only covered by water in the rainy season. There is only a small amount of cultivation experience, however it also grows when permanently underwater. Here its growth is classed as extremely slow. Crepidomanes is an especially good feature for delicate aquascaping layouts. The fragile rhizomes should ideally be attached to stones or roots.

    • Crinum calamistratum
    • 146

    • C60

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Crinum calamistratum

    Growth height - 100 cmOrigin countryKamerun
    UsageBarschaquarium, DiskusaquariumTypeKnollenpflanze
    FamilyAmaryllidaceaeSpeciesCrinum
    BreedingTochterzwiebelnGrowth speedlangsam
    pH6 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Crinkled, narrow-leaved onion plant

    Crinums are members of the narcissus family and have a bulb that they can use to store nutrients. The deeply crinkled leaves of the Crinum calamistratum can grow up to 80 - 100 cm in length! Depending on the size of your aquarium, the upper leaf blades may produce flower stalks. They do not require particularly strong lighting, but gentle water flow, such as near to an outflow, promotes growth. Crinum calamistratum is best used on its own. This gives the most attractive results.

    • Crinum natans
    • 149

    • C61

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Crinum natans

    Growth height - 100 cmOrigin countryWestafrika
    UsageBarschaquarium, DiskusaquariumTypeKnollenpflanze
    FamilyAmaryllidaceaeSpeciesCrinum
    BreedingTochterzwiebelnGrowth speedlangsam
    pH6 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Broad-leaved, African onion plant

    Tropical West Africa is home to this magnificent onion plant. It colonises fast-flowing water in shaded, and sometimes sunny, areas. Above the water surface, this plant produces a white, fragrant flower. The leaves of Crinum natans are broader than those of Crinum calamistratum and are variably wavy. We also recommend a stronger water flow for these plants. For cultivation purposes, the substrate should be rich in nutrients and have a minimum depth of 10 cm.

    • Cryptocoryne affinis
    • 774

    • C400

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne affinis

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countryMalaiische Halbinsel
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH7 - 8Water hardness10 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Cryptocoryne affinis

    This Cryptocoryne has been kept in aquaria for over 50 years. All Dennerle Cryptocorynes are grown emersed in our greenhouses. Growth behaviour and leaf form differs significantly in plants growing in emersed and submerged states. This is also true of Cryptocoryne affinis. The typical olive-green to brown foliage only develops under water. These plants make no great demands in terms of lighting, but optimum growth is achieved in slightly alkaline water. C. affinis comes highly recommended for cichlid aquaria with limestone.

    • Cryptocoryne beckettii
    • 431

    • C224

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne beckettii

    Growth height10 - 20 cmOrigin countrySri Lanka
    UsageNanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Beckett's cryptocoryne

    Sri Lanka is home to many species of cryptocoryne, including the Cryptocoryne beckettii. These plants have also been successfully cultivated in aquaria for decades. In the wild they are found in shaded areas near the banks of streams and rivers, where they grow amphibiously above and below the waterline. The colour of any submerged leaves varies in shades of green and brown. Different leaf colouration within the same species is typical for the Cryptocoryne genus.

    • Cryptocoryne cordata
    • 30018

    • C30

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne cordata

    Growth height - 20 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageGesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 12 °dh
    Hints

    Cryptocoryne cordata is native to South Thailand, West Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. The varieties are very variable in leaf shape and leaf colour. This variety of cordata has narrower leaves than the more familiar heart-shaped variety. The underside of the leaf is slightly red and the upper leaf surface has an attractive streaked pattern. Softer water is preferable with mid to low-intensity lighting. After a certain period of acclimatisation, this Cryptocoryne can also be kept in harder water. Growing to a height of 20 cm, this variety is recommended for the middle area of the aquarium.

    • Cryptocoryne lucens
    • 648

    • C321

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne lucens

    Growth height10 - 20 cmOrigin countrySri Lanka
    UsageNanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Narrow-leaved Cryptocoryne nevelli

    Cryptocoryne lucens is easy to care for and easy to cultivate. The plants produce narrow, pure green leaves. Growing to a height of 10 - 20 cm it is a good candidate as a foreground plant. It grows very slowly, which means it requires minimal maintenance. As with many rosette-like plants, only the older, outer leaves should be removed.
    However, it is possible to prune the plant hard to encourage more dense growth. Plants should be cut approx. 2 - 3 cm above the substrate.

    • Cryptocoryne lutea
    • 435

    • C226

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne lutea

    Growth height10 - 20 cmOrigin countrySri Lanka
    UsageNanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Cryptocoryne lutea

    Cryptocoryne lutea also comes from Sri Lanka. Leaves are usually dark green and some display a subtle linear markings. As with most other species of cryptocoryne, propagation is via runners. New shoots burst through the substrate just a few centimetres away from the parent plant. If you want to suppress this spread, it is sufficient to simply remove any new shoots with sharp scissors or a knife.

    • Cryptocoryne lutea ´Hobbit´
    • 30031

    • C240

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne lutea ´Hobbit´

    Growth height - 5 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speed
    pH5 - 8Water hardness2 - 21 °dh
    Hints

    Cryptocoryne lutea gehört zu den besonders pflegeleichten Wasserkelch Arten aus Sri Lanka. Die neue Zwergform Hobbit wurde aus einem normalwüchsigen Bestand im Gewächshaus isoliert und im Labor weiter vermehrt. Mit einer Wuchshöhe von nur wenigen Zentimetern ist dieser Wasserkelch ideal für kleinste Aquarien geeignet. Auch die Wachstumsgeschwindigkeit ist deutliche langsamer als bei der Stammform. Bei guter Beleuchtung färben sich die Blätter intensiv violett braun und bilden einen schönen Kontrast zu anderen grünen Vordergrundpflanzen.Cryptocoryne lutea gehört zu den besonders pflegeleichten Wasserkelch Arten aus Sri Lanka. Die neue Zwergform Hobbit wurde aus einem normalwüchsigen Bestand im Gewächshaus isoliert und im Labor weiter vermehrt. Mit einer Wuchshöhe von nur wenigen Zentimetern ist dieser Wasserkelch ideal für kleinste Aquarien geeignet. Auch die Wachstumsgeschwindigkeit ist deutliche langsamer als bei der Stammform. Bei guter Beleuchtung färben sich die Blätter intensiv violett braun und bilden einen schönen Kontrast zu anderen grünen Vordergrundpflanzen.

    • Cryptocoryne lutea ´Hobbit´ In-Vitro
    • 30058

    • C240

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne lutea ´Hobbit´ In-Vitro

    Growth height - 5 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    Cryptocoryne lutea is one of the easiest Cryptocoryne species from Sri Lanka to care for. The new dwarf form, Hobbit, was isolated from a normal sized plant in the greenhouse and further propagated in the laboratory. Growing to a height of just a few centimetres, this Cryptocoryne is ideal for even the smallest aquaria. The growth rate is also significantly slower than that of the stem form. With good lighting, the leaves become a deep purplish-brown colour and make a nice contrast to other green foreground plants.

    • Cryptocoryne parva
    • 646

    • C340

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne parva

    Growth height5 - 10 cmOrigin countrySri Lanka
    UsageNanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Dwarf cryptocoryne

    The central highlands of Sri Lanka are home to this green cryptocoryne. A small stature of around 5 - 10 cm makes it the smallest species that is cultivated for aquatics purposes. It grows in dense colonies along the banks of fast-flowing rivers. Cryptocoryne parva grows very slowly and is a slightly more demanding plant. Stronger lighting and CO2 supplementation are essential. This small Cryptocoryne is highly recommended for Nano Cubes. Even the smallest 10 L Cube provides enough space for this little nursling.

    • Cryptocoryne pontederifolia
    • 652

    • C358

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne pontederifolia

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countryIndonesien
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Heart leaf waterchalice

    This robust Cryptocoryne calls Sumatra home. The leaves are heart-shaped and colours vary from light to olive green. In weaker lighting these plants grow more slowly, and with good lighting they are shorter and more compact. As with many Cryptocorynes, this species needs an initial growth phase during which hardly any growth is visible. Afterwards propagation occurs frequently via the typical runners. It is well-suited to the midground due to its height of up to 30 cm.

    • Cryptocoryne pontederifolia In-Vitro
    • 30059

    • C358

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne pontederifolia In-Vitro

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countryIndonesien
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints

    This robust water trumpet calls Sumatra home. The leaves are heart-shaped and colours vary from light to olive green. In weak light these plants grow rather slowly, and given good light they are shorter and more compact. As with many Cryptocorynes, this species needs an initial growth phase during which hardly any growth is visible. Afterwards propagation occurs frequently via the typical runners. It is well-suited to the midground due to its height of up to 30

    • Cryptocoryne spec. 'Flamingo'
    • 945

    • C444

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne spec. 'Flamingo'

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageNanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints

    This unusual and attractive cultivar is called 'Flamingo'. Its most eye-catching feature is the light to dark pink colouration of the leaves. This variety came about by quirk of nature in one of our greenhouses. 'Flamingo' is only cultivated through meristem propagation in the lab, and is sold in a plastic culture dish. It grows very slowly in aquaria and must have good lighting to ensure successful cultivation. A wonderfully decorative addition combined with mosses or Hemianthus in small aquaria or Nano Cubes.

    • Cryptocoryne spec. Legroi
    • 416

    • C225

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne spec. Legroi

    Growth height - 25 cmOrigin countrySri Lanka
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Cryptocoryne spec. Legroi

    No-one is really sure whether this is its own species or simply a variant of Cryptocoryne lutea. It is found in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The leaves range from a matt bronze to greenish. In the emersed state in our greenhouses, both colour and venation of the leaves is highly variable. In an aquarium it grows slightly slower than other Cryptocoryne species. Still, it only takes a few months to establish a beautiful looking plant.

    • Cryptocoryne usteriana
    • 30016

    • C221

    • 22 - 26 °C

    Cryptocoryne usteriana

    Growth height - 70 cmOrigin countryPhilippinen
    UsageBarschaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH6 - 8Water hardness7 - 21 °dh
    Hints

    Cryptocoryne usteriana is an impressive plant from the Philippines. Unlike many other Cryptocoryne species, it grows permanently under water and is therefore not suitable for emersed cultivation in the greenhouse. For this reason it is very rarely found commercially. The bullate leaves are up to 70 cm long and the leaves are bright mid-green with a reddish underside. With medium lighting, Cryptocoryne usteriana grows best in hard, alkaline water and is therefore ideal for cichlids from Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. Even with a low CO2 supply the plant still grows rather well and is very easy to care for. The more familiar Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia looks confusingly similar.

    • Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown'
    • 412

    • C404

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown'

    Growth height10 - 20 cmOrigin countrySri Lanka
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Brown cryptocoryne
    (formerly Cryptocoryne wendtii Tropica)

    This brown variation of Cryptocoryne wendtii is also very popular and can be used in a variety of plant landscapes. The edges of the leaves are slightly wavy and some are bullate. The leaves are green to brown, sometimes with brown mottling. In good lighting the leaves turn a deep, dark brown. Use as a stark contrast in combination with other green water trumpets. As with almost all Cryptocorynes from Sri Lanka, these grow well in hard water and are therefore ideal for cichlid aquaria.

    • Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green'
    • 411

    • C600

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green'

    Growth height10 - 25 cmOrigin countrySri Lanka
    UsageNanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Green cryptocoryne

    This Cryptocoryne has been one of the most popular aquarium plants for decades. A robust nature and fantastic adaptability make these plants almost mandatory for any beginner's underwater landscape. Whether as a cluster in a small Nano Cube or flat cushion plants in a larger show aquarium, this Cryptocoryne combines an optimum growth habit with a highly attractive appearance! These plants stay much smaller with good lighting.

    • Cryptocoryne wendtii C 421
    • 437

    • C421

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne wendtii C 421

    Growth height10 - 15 cmOrigin countrySri Lanka
    UsageNanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Medium, brown cryptocoryne

    C421 is yet another variety of C. wendtii - a medium-sized, brown Cryptocoryne that grows well and is an easy plant. Leaves above the surface are rusty brown, below the surface they are a chocolate brown. Planting tip: Keep these plants small and compact by planting in a clay pot. Press the pot directly into the substrate. By limiting the space available for the roots, the plants stay smaller and create an effect similar to a bonsai tree.

    • Cryptocoryne wendtii C402
    • 432

    • C402

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne wendtii C402

    Growth height10 - 20 cmOrigin countrySri Lanka
    UsageNanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Broad-leaved wendtii

    A very easy Cryptocoryne from Sri Lanka. This is a broad-leaved variety of the popular Cryptocoryne wendtii. Plants can have very different appearances and leaf colour also varies. Through modern cell culture it has been possible to isolate the various types and continue to propagate each one separately. All C. wendtii variants have one thing in common: they are easy to care for and easy to cultivate. The leaves of C. spec. 402 are a strong green, sometimes with interesting brown mottling.

    • Cryptocoryne wendtii ´Broad Leaf´ In-Vitro
    • 30057

    • C402

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne wendtii ´Broad Leaf´ In-Vitro

    Growth height10 - 20 cmOrigin countrySri Lanka
    UsageAquascaping, Barschaquarium, NanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints

    A very easy water trumpet from sri lanka. this is a variety of Cryptocoryne wendtii with fairly broad leaves. Plants can vary quite strongly in appearance, and leaf colour also varies. modern cell culture has allowed the isolation of the various types for propagation in varietally pure form. all C. wendtii variants have one thing in common: they are easy to care for and easy to cultivate. the leaves of  C. spec. 402 are a potent green, sometimes with interesting brown mottling.

    • Cryptocoryne wendtii ´Kompakt´ In-Vitro
    • 30056

    • C421

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne wendtii ´Kompakt´ In-Vitro

    Growth height10 - 15 cmOrigin countrySri Lanka
    UsageAquascaping, Barschaquarium, NanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    An other is yet another variety of C. wendtii – a medium-sized, brown water trumpet that grows well and is an easy plant. leaves above the surface are rust brown, below the surface they are chocolate brown. Planting tip: Keep these plants small and compact by planting in a clay pot. Press the pot directly into the substrate. By limiting the space available for the roots, you keep the plants smaller, creating a bonsai

    • Cryptocoryne x purpurea
    • 30019

    • C222

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne x purpurea

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countryBorneo
    UsageAquascaping, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 8 °dh
    Hints

    Cryptocoryne x purpurea is a rarity from Southeast Asia. It is a natural hybrid between Cryptocoryne griffithii and Cryptocoryne cordata. The variety described here comes from Borneo and has remarkable marbling on the leaf blades. The growth is significantly slower than other Cryptocoryne species that are well known in aquatics. Growing to a height of around 10 cm (previous experience of cultivation in an aquarium), it remains relatively small in size and, depending on the size of the tank, can therefore also be used in the foreground. As with all Cryptocorynes, a nutrient-rich substrate is very important, as a lot of nutrients are absorbed by the roots.

    • Cryptocoryne x wilisii
    • 645

    • C320

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Cryptocoryne x wilisii

    Growth height10 - 20 cmOrigin countrySri Lanka
    UsageNanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesCryptocoryne
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Cryptocoryne nevillii

    The central highlands of Sri Lanka are also home to this variety. It looks very much like Cryptocoryne luscens and is also pure green. In an emersed state the plants are significantly larger and the leave blade is broader. In an aquarium they can grow up to approx. 10 - 20 cm, but the leaves are much narrower and pointed. The botanical name includes the letter ‘x’. This denotes a natural hybrid. Natural hybrids evolve from plants of different species within a genus and occur naturally in the wild.

    • Cyperus alternifolius
    • 367

    • SU68

    • 10 - 26 °C

    Cyperus alternifolius

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageTerrariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Umbrella palm

    Decorative, umbrella-like leaves, suitable for ponds in summer.

    • Cyperus helferi
    • 276

    • C90

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Cyperus helferi

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageAquascapingType
    FamilyCyperaceaeSpeciesCyperus
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Cyperus helferi

    So far, Cyperus helferi is the only variety of Cyperus that can be grown under water in the long term. Successful cultivation calls for good lighting and an adequate supply of CO2. These grasses work best in groups of 3 to 5 plants combined with flatter plants, such as Lilaeopsis, Staurogyne or Hemianthus. Grass-like plants are very popular in aquascaping for minimalistic designs utilising rocks and driftwood.

    • Dracaena Firebrand
    • 324

    • SU83

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Dracaena Firebrand

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageTerrariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Red ribbon plant

    Tough, wide, densely packed, dark red leaves.

    • Dracaena sanderiana
    • 321

    • SU80

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Dracaena sanderiana

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageTerrariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    White ribbon plant

    Tough, leathery leaves with a white edge.

    • Echinodorus 'Breuni Red'
    • 123

    • E40

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus 'Breuni Red'

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness2 - 10 °dh
    Hints

    Echinodorus 'Breuni Red' originated from a second generation range of cultivars of our Dschungelstars varieties. The somewhat peculiar name relates to the company Breuninger. The variety was presented and named during an aquatics event in one of the large shopping centres. With its characteristics, the new Echinodorus fits seamlessly into the Dschungelstar range. 'Breuni Red' grows well and is easy to care for. A nutrient-rich substrate and adequate CO2 supply guarantee lush growth. With good lighting, the new inner leaves are bright red and make a nice contrast to the older, olive-green leaves. Growing to a height of 40 - 50 cm, the plant makes a very eye-catching specimen.

    • Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 10
    • 193

    • E10

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 10

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Creeping burhead "Red Leopard"

    Gorgeous variant with intense red, heart-shaped leaves in its submerged state. When cultivated in a greenhouse any new leaves are also light red in colour, and just wait until you see what happens to them underwater! At approx. 30 cm tall this is another small plant, producing 1 - 2 new leaves every month. You can also use the bonsai trick with Echinodorus to keep the plants on the smaller side.

    • Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 14
    • 475

    • E14

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 14

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    'Tornado' Sword

    This variety has only been commercially available for a few years and has very unusual growth habit: emersed plants are a vibrant green with spotted foliage. Leaves usually have an egg-shaped structure. 'Tornado' only develops its unique features underwater - the leaf blades begin to curl and twist, giving the impression of a swirling vortex. A tornado in your aquarium! These plants are best showcased in a group alongside "calm" plants.

    • Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 15
    • 704

    • E15

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 15

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    'Simply Red' Sword

    A compelling red variety for the midground. To produce the most intense red colours requires very good lighting and rigorous nutrition. Light coloured venation is another characteristic feature of the leaves. It is very reminiscent of the old variety 'Red Rubin' but has better growth habits. Growth up to 50 cm can be expected for these stately, solitary plants in the mid to background.

    • Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 16
    • 228

    • E16

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 16

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    'Red Mamba' Sword

    Yet another splash of colour from the Dschungelstar® range, the 'Red Mamba'. The rosette comprises dozens of elongated, dark red leaves. Older leaves turn a more rusty brown to olive green with slightly wavy edges. As with other varieties, the emersed leaves on these plants are less interesting that the submerged ones. A good CO2 supply, nutrient-rich substrate and sufficient nutrients in the water guarantee dazzlingly colourful Dschungelstars®. Good lighting produces more intense colours.

    • Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 2
    • 190

    • E02

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 2

    Growth height - 25 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    "Small bear" ("Kleiner Bär") Sword

    'Small Bear' (‘Kleiner Bär’) has been commercially available since 1995 and is still one of the most popular varieties that have red leaves. In aquaria these plants produce a compact rosette ranging from rust-red to deep, dark red. Older plants can grow to 25 cm. As with many Echinodorus varieties, there are major differences between emersed and submerged leaves. Greenhouse cultivation produces 'Small Bear' in a strong green, but it develops red underwater leaves after just a few days in an aquarium. It’s a never-ending source of wonder!

    • Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 3
    • 263

    • E03

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 3

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    "Python" Sword

    Here the name refers to the thin, long submerged leaves. There are also bright patches of colour similar to those you would see on a python. Under very good lighting, the newest leaves are an intense red colour. Nutrient-rich substrate and a good supply of CO2 encourage strong growth. As with most Echinodorus, these plants are most effective when used singly. In terms of care, simply remove older leaves and thin out the foliage.

    • Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 4
    • 614

    • E04

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 4

    Growth height - 60 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints

    This variety displays irregular veining that looks slightly furry, like a grizzly bear’s pelt. These plants have leaves up to 40 cm long and can grow to 60 cm. An aquarium larger than 150 cm is the perfect backdrop. Good lighting and fertiliser added directly to the roots has a positive impact on growth. This unique cultivar is also a real showstopper in cichlid aquaria.

    • Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 9
    • 248

    • E09

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus Dschungelstar No. 9

    Growth height - 25 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Creeping burhead "Spotted Harbich"

    The leaf shape of the No. 9 is similar to the pure green Harbich variety. However, this variant has a very pretty red, spotted pattern. Emersed leaves are almost circular and only seen above water; in aquaria they have shorter stems and the leaf shape is much more elongated. Olive-green leaves have a reddish-brown pattern and often wavy edges. Growing to 25 cm, this variety is ideal for smaller aquaria. As with all our Dschungelstars, this is a very easy plant.

    • Echinodorus Scarlet Snake
    • 122

    • E22

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus Scarlet Snake

    Growth height60 - 70 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen an den BlätternGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Echinodorus Scarlet Snake
    • Echinodorus argentinensis
    • 157

    • E26

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus argentinensis

    Growth height - 60 cmOrigin countryArgentinien, Brasilien, Uruguay
    UsageBarschaquariumType
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    HintsEinsteigerpflanze
    Argentine Sword

    Sword plants are now distributed throughout the US and Argentina. E. argentinensis is one of the larger varieties and requires sufficient space in an underwater landscape. It is well-suited to open aquaria as its sturdy emersed leaves are highly ornamental. With a little bit of patience there may even be flower shoots bearing white blossoms. Requires nutrient-rich substrate and medium to strong lighting.

    • Echinodorus cordifolius 'MINI'
    • 662

    • E31

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus cordifolius 'MINI'

    Growth height15 - 25 cmOrigin countrySüdamerika
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    HintsEinsteigerpflanze
    Mini creeping burhead

    Dennerle has been cultivating this mini creeping burhead for many years, after it was discovered in the early 1980s in an imported shipment. This is an ideal plant for smaller aquaria, such as the 60 L Nano Cube or the 60 cm standard aquarium. Growing to a height of just 25 cm, this creeping burhead is one of the small species and varieties. Its light green leaves contrast beautifully with dark green or colourful plants. Adequate nutrition and good lighting will produce particularly compact rosettes.

    • Echinodorus cordifolius Harbich Red
    • 169

    • E34

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus cordifolius Harbich Red

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquariumType
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Harbich red sword

    ‘Harbich Red‘ stays much smaller than the original form of E. cordifolius. Emersed leaves are round with hairs on the leaf blades; submerged leaves in aquaria are much narrower. This variety is very robust and has firm, stiff leaves. The pedicels do develop a lot of adventitious plantlets, although these can only develop properly in open aquaria. The name ‘Harbich Red‘ refers to the reddish colour of new leaves, which gradually turn green over time.

    • Echinodorus grisebachii 'Amazonicus'
    • 161

    • E20

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus grisebachii 'Amazonicus'

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryBrasilien
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Narrow-leaved Amazon sword plant

    This sword plant inhabits Brazil’s Amazon region. It is also known as “narrow-leaved Amazon sword” and grows very large, very well in aquaria from 200 L in volume. Submerged leaves are 2-3 cm wide and bottle green. This variety comes especially recommended for South American landscapes with angel fish or discus when mixed with other Echinodorus. An open, light location encourages vigorous growth and the formation of flower stalks with adventitious plantlets.

    • Echinodorus grisebachii 'Bleherae'
    • 446

    • E100

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus grisebachii 'Bleherae'

    Growth height60 - 80 cmOrigin countryBrasilien
    UsageBarschaquarium, DiskusaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 9Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Large Amazon sword

    This large Amazon sword plant is possibly the most popular aquatic plant. Its leaves are 3-6 cm wide, making them broader than the 'amazonicus', and with growth up to 60 cm it is certainly the more dominant in appearance. Older bushes, sometimes with more than 50 leaves, are an impressive sight. The substrate must be at least 10 cm deep so that the root system can spread properly. Combine with various Helanthium species (dwarf Echinodorus) to create outstanding South American underwater landscapes.

    • Echinodorus grisebachii 'Parviflorus'
    • 447

    • E110

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus grisebachii 'Parviflorus'

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countryBolivien, Peru
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Black Amazon sword

    The third of our E. grisebachii is the "Black Amazon Sword". The "Black Amazon" part of the name refers to the dark-coloured venation that appears when new leaves first shoot. E. grisebachii 'Parviflorus' tends not to grow as large as the other two varieties, and is therefore suitable for medium-sized aquaria. It is also less demanding in terms of lighting. 3-4 new leaves appear every month, gradually forming a dense rosette.

    • Echinodorus grisebachii ´Tropica´
    • 456

    • E137

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus grisebachii ´Tropica´

    Growth height5 - 10 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageNanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Samolus - Schwertpflanze

    Die Herkunft dieser kleinbleibenden Echinodorus ist unbekannt. Vermutlich ist sie durch Mutation in einem Pflanzenbestand einer Gärtnerei in Asien entstanden. Mit einer Wuchshöhe von nur 5-10 cm ist sie ideal für den Vordergrund geeignet. Der Lichtanspruch ist deutlich höher als bei der Stammform, auch eine gute Ernährung und CO2-Versorgung sind wichtige Vorrausetzungen für ein optimales Wachstum. In Nano Cubes wirkt die Pflanze in Einzelstellung sehr kontrastreich zu feingliedrigen Arten. In größeren Aquarien sollten mehrere Einzelpflanzen in einer Gruppe angeordnet werden.

    • Echinodorus spec. 136
    • 455

    • E136

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus spec. 136

    Growth height - 70 cmOrigin countrySüdamerika
    UsageBarschaquarium, DiskusaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Long-stemmed sword plant

    One of the larger sword plants; ideal for open aquaria. Under water the leaves are very narrow with long leaf blades. Above the water surface the leaves are lanceolate or thin and egg-shaped. You will often see panicles holding a number of adventitious plantlets. These plants need a large aquarium due to their potential height. It is best to arrange them in a group of 3 to 5 plants. As with all Echinodorus, these plants prefer nutrient-rich substrate.

    • Echinodorus ´Green Chamäleon´
    • 30073

    • E44

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus ´Green Chamäleon´

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAusläuferpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    The ‚Green Chameleon‘ variety has come about by breeding E. ‚Simply Red‘ x. A pure green colour in its emersed form, this new plant transforms into a colourful Echinodorus in the aquarium. The leaf blades are slightly wavy and initially light green in colour. After a few months, with good lighting they form wonderfully coloured leaves. The colours range from olive green to wine red variegation. A real highlight for any Echinodorus fan!

    • Echinodorus ´Ocelot´
    • 274

    • E163

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus ´Ocelot´

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness5 - 20 °dh
    Hints

    The popular Echinodorus 'Ocelot' has been in stores for quite some time. It has very obvious spot markings that are somewhat evocative of an ocelot’s coat. These plants grow very well and have narrow, elliptical leaves. New leaves have an intense brown-red to dark red colour. Over time, the leaves turn a dark olive green and display the typical spotted pattern. An attractive variety that grows up to 20 - 30 cm tall. This makes it a great addition to medium-sized aquaria as well.

    • Echinodorus ´Red Chamäleon´
    • 30075

    • E42

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Echinodorus ´Red Chamäleon´

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, BarschaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAusläuferpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    Somewhat smaller than the variety E. 'Green Chameleon', the new variety Echinodorus 'Red Chameleon' stays at a height of around 30 cm. Even in an emersed state, the leaf blades have a red colouring, however the true beauty only becomes fully apparent in the aquarium. Under strong lighting its growth is compact and the central leaves develop a strong deep red colour. Nutrient-rich substrate, regular liquid fertilisation and adequate CO2 guarantee strong growth.

    • Echinodorus ´Red Senna´
    • 30052

    • E43

    • 18 - 20 °C

    Echinodorus ´Red Senna´

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesEchinodorus
    BreedingAusläuferpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    Rotblättrig, gutwüchsig und pflegeleicht – das sind die Eigenschaften dieser imposanten Schwertpflanze. Der Sorten Name bezieht sich auf den Produktionsleiter Red-leaved, grows well and easy to care for – these are the characteristics of this impressive Echinodorus. The variety name is derived from the production manager in Sri Lanka, where almost all Echinodorus plants grow in the tropics under the optimum conditions. As with many Echinodorus, the plant is pure green when growing above water, only under water do the wonderful, colourful leaves gradually appear. The 'Red Senna' variety is a magnificent specimen plant for the midground or background.

    • Egeria densa 'Dense'
    • 817

    • E321

    • 10 - 28 °C

    Egeria densa 'Dense'

    Growth height60 - 80 cmOrigin countryArgentinien, Brasilien, Uruguay
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyHydrocharitaceaeSpeciesEgeria
    BreedingKopfstecklingeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Dense waterweed

    The common name "waterweed" gives you some idea of the growth habits of this plant. Egeria densa is one of the best growers of all, and there are absolutely no issues with cultivation. Native to Southeast Brazil and Argentina, it has now spread across every continent. The "dense" variety displays extremely close, compact leaf growth along the stem. It also grows very well in garden ponds - either planted or floating - but is not completely winter-hardy.

    • Egeria densa 'Tropical Type'
    • 678

    • E320

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Egeria densa 'Tropical Type'

    Growth height60 - 80 cmOrigin countrySüdamerika
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyHydrocharitaceaeSpeciesEgeria
    BreedingKopfstecklingeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Tropical waterweed

    Waterweed is probably the most well-known of all aquatic plants. Thanks to its rapid growth it is the perfect plant for dealing with algae. This stem plant is also a popular oxygenator for aquaria and garden ponds. As with most stem plants, propagation is not complicated. Simply cut off the top or side shoots and replant them. In aquaria it may be necessary to cut the plant back often due to the speed at which it spreads. Highly recommended for stabilising new setups.

    • Eichhornia diversifolia
    • 30014

    • E410

    • 18 - 30 °C

    Eichhornia diversifolia

    Growth height - 60 cmOrigin countryMittelamerika, Südamerika
    UsageTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyPontederiaceaeSpeciesEichhornia
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speed
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 8 °dh
    Hints

    Eichhornia diversifolia is a decorative stem plant from the water hyacinth or Pontederiaceae family. The submerged shoots form leaves around 10 cm long on the stems. Eichhornia diversifolia grows relatively quickly and should therefore be trimmed regularly. If the stems reach the water surface, less decorative simple floating leaves form. A good supply of nutrients and CO2 is absolutely essential for this beauty from South America. Slightly acidic to neutral water also promotes healthy, strong growth. Eichhornia diversifolia is one of the most magnificent stem plants and it should therefore be positioned in the middle or background of an underwater landscape as a specimen plant.

    • Eleocharis acicularis
    • 492

    • E300

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Eleocharis acicularis

    Growth height - 15 cmOrigin countryKosmopolit
    UsageNanoCubeTypeAusläufer
    FamilyCyperaceaeSpeciesEleocharis
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Needle rush

    The needle rush Eleocharis acicularis is found all over the world. It is a particularly lithe, grass-like plant for the foreground. It prefers cooler water, but does grow perfectly well at higher temperatures. Side runners shoot out over time to produce a thick carpet of plants. When bedding in plants cultivated in the emersed state, we recommend pruning hard and dividing any dense plant cushions. Plant the cut rootstock at 5 cm intervals. The first submerged blades will appear after just a few days.

    • Eleocharis pusilla
    • 139

    • E400

    • 12 - 26 °C

    Eleocharis pusilla

    Growth height - 6 cmOrigin countryAustralien, Neuseeland
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeAusläufer
    FamilyCyperaceaeSpeciesEleocharis
    BreedingAusläufer, TeilungGrowth speed
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 8 °dh
    Hints

    The dwarf spike rush, Eleocharis pusilla, is native to Australia and New Zealand and inhabits wetlands with different water levels. In contrast to Eleocharis acicularis, the growth height is significantly shorter, usually only a few centimetres high. Another distinguishing feature are the light green, slightly curved stems of the dwarf spikerush. This grass grows best in cooler water, it cannot tolerate permanently high temperatures over 25° C. This delicate beauty is extremely well suited to stone layouts in the Iwagumi style, for the creation of a fresh "summer meadow". Like Echidonorus acicularis, the dwarf spikerush can also be cut well back, which makes the plant even denser and more compact

    • Eleocharis vivipara
    • 30089

    • E310

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Eleocharis vivipara

    Growth height - 60 cmOrigin countryNordamerika (Ostküste)
    UsageAquascapingTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyCyperaceaeSpeciesEleocharis
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7Water hardness4 - 15 °dh
    Hints

    The umbrella hairgrass, as it is also known, is a delicate grass for the background. It has been known in aquatics for a long time, but only thanks to wonderful aquascaping layouts has this swamp plant, which forms runners, caught the attention again. The plants create the best effect when planted in large groups behind a stone structure or with other delicate stem plants. The species name vivipara: viviparous, comes from the runners on the blade tips.

    • Fissidens geppii, pad
    • 985

    • MP9

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Fissidens geppii, pad

    Growth height - 5 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyFissidentaceaeSpeciesFissidens
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness20 - 25 °dh
    Hints
    Fissidens geppii, pad
    • Fittonia argyroneura
    • 323

    • SU95

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Fittonia argyroneura

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageTerrariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    White nerve plant

    Small, fresh green leaves with strikingly beautiful, white venation.

    • Fittonia verschaffeltii
    • 275

    • SU96

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Fittonia verschaffeltii

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageTerrariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Red nerve plant

    Small, dark-green leaves with striking, intense red and white venation.

    • Floscopa scandens
    • 124

    • F10

    • 20 - 26 °C

    Floscopa scandens

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countryAsien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyCommelinaceaeSpeciesFloscopa
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 8 °dh
    Hints

    Plants from the dayflower family, Commelinaceae are recognised more as house plants than aquatic plants. The origin of Floscopa scandens is unknown, it was probably imported from Asia. The habit of the plant is somewhat reminiscent of a bamboo plant, which explains the commercial name, water bamboo. Floscopa grows significantly faster when cultivated above water than when it is living submerged. A nutrient-rich substrate, good lighting and an adequate CO2 supply are absolutely essential for stem growth with strong leaves. Its slow growth rate also makes water bamboo suitable for Nano Cubes.

    • Fontinalis hypnoides
    • 932

    • MP06

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Fontinalis hypnoides

    Growth height10 - 15 cmOrigin countryAmerika, Asien, Europa
    UsageNanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyFontinalaceaeSpeciesFontinalis
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Willow moss

    This moss inhabits much of the Northern Hemisphere, but can also be found at a few locations with standing water in Germany. It grows mostly straight upwards with fine, delicate leaves. It spreads easily and should therefore be placed well away from slower-growing mosses. This will help prevent overgrowth. If your moss cushion becomes too large, simply cut it back with sharp scissors. Like all mosses, Fontinalis is ideal for Nano Cubes and aquascaping.

    • Glossostigma elatinoides
    • 800

    • G50

    • 20 - 26 °C

    Glossostigma elatinoides

    Growth height3 - 5 cmOrigin countryAustralien, Neuseeland, Tasmanien
    UsageNanoCubeTypeAusläufer
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesGlossostigma
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 7.5Water hardness0 - 15 °dh
    Hints
    Australian tongue leaf

    A subtle, creeping marsh plant native to Australia, popularised in the 1980s by Takashi Amono. Now world-famous, it is frequently used in aquaria in the aquascaping style. Successful cultivation requires very good lighting and a good CO2 supply. The easiest way to bed in the delicate shoots is to use plant tweezers. First divide the pot plant into individual pieces, then plant each of these a few centimetres apart.

    • Helanthium bolivianum 'Latifolius'
    • 463

    • H210

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Helanthium bolivianum 'Latifolius'

    Growth height10 - 15 cmOrigin countrySüdamerika, Zentralamerika
    UsageBarschaquarium, DiskusaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesHelanthium
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Chain sword

    The former dwarf Echinodorus varieties have been given new botanical classifications and now belong to the genus "Helanthium". Growth behaviour is typical with the production of runner plants. These gradually spread and cover the substrate. This plant is really easy to care for but does require regular thinning out. Good lighting encourages short and compact growth.

    • Helanthium bolivianum ´Angustifolius´
    • 30077

    • H188

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Helanthium bolivianum ´Angustifolius´

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryBrasilien
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesHelanthium
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness4 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    In contrast to other Helanthium species, this plant grows tall with very small leaf blades. It can grow to a height of up to 50 cm and is very much reminiscent of Vallisneria nana. With very strong lighting it can also be planted in the midground. The emersed form is significantly shorter and very similar to other Helanthum varieties. Only after a few weeks in the aquarium do the true size and beauty of this delicate plant become apparent. Nutrient-rich substrate and regular iron fertilisation promote strong growth.

    • Helanthium tenellum 'Broad Leaf'
    • 30013

    • H220

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Helanthium tenellum 'Broad Leaf'

    Growth height - 6 cmOrigin countryNordamerika
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesHelanthium
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speed
    pH5 - 8Water hardness2 - 10 °dh
    Hints

    We discovered this grass-like beauty on our Florida Plantahunter Tour in winter 2012. At first glance it looks very similar to Helanthium tenellum (former name: Echinodorus tenellus) and is easily confused. The difference lies in the colour and width of the leaves and the growth height appears to be somewhat smaller. We named this plant 'Broad Leaf' due to the width of the leaf blades being up to 2.5 mm. The colour of the leaves stays bright mid-green, so it combines well with colourful plants such as Hygrophila pinnatifida, for example. Care needs are similar to the standard Helanthium tenellum. Lawn formation is encouraged by vigorous pruning.

    • Helanthium tenellum
    • 191

    • H230

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Helanthium tenellum

    Growth height5 - 10 cmOrigin countrySüdamerika, Zentralamerika
    UsageDiskusaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesHelanthium
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 15 °dh
    Hints
    Pygmy chain sword

    The grass-like Helanthium tenellum, better known as Echinodorus tenellus, is one of the prettiest foreground plants thanks to its delicate, grassy leaves. Leaf colour varies from medium green to olive green; with very good lighting the leaves turn a brownish-red. Prefers soft to medium hard water. To encourage a lawn to form, cut the entire cluster back to 1 cm. After just a few weeks your "lawn" will be denser and more attractive. Mix with Eleocharis to produce a natural meadow effect.

    • Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'
    • 444

    • H11

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'

    Growth height3 - 5 cmOrigin countryMittelamerika
    UsageNanoCubeTypeAusläufer
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesHemianthus
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Dwarf baby tears

    Dwarf baby tears was first discovered several years ago in a stream on the island of Cuba. Leaves just a few millimetres wide make this Hemianthus the smallest aquarium plant in the world. It is a highly adaptable plant in terms of water values, but it is important to provide good lighting and a good CO2 supply. Plants that grow above water can be divided into small pieces and planted. In a few weeks you will have a dense foreground carpet. Aquarium designs combining these plants with all kinds of rockwork look both ornamental and natural.

    • Hemianthus glomeratus
    • 943

    • M31

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Hemianthus glomeratus

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countryNordamerika (Ostküste)
    UsageNanoCubeTypeAusläufer
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesHemianthus
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Baby tears

    formerly Micranthemum glomeratus

    Home for this delicate aquarium plant is the east coast of North America. This variety of Hemianthus grows on rocky or muddy substrate at the mouths of rivers. Its loose, upright growth and brilliant, light green colour are fresh and spring-like. A pair of sharp scissors is all you need for pruning purposes. After pruning, the plants produce a number of new side shoots and the entire cluster will appear denser and more compact. Create rich contrasts by combining light green Hemianthus with red-leaved varieties, such as Alternanthera.

    • Hemigraphis colorata
    • 325

    • SU100

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Hemigraphis colorata

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageTerrariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Red flame ivy

    Heavily dimpled leaves, dark green upper surface, intense purple-red underside

    • Heteranthera zosterifolia
    • 30011

    • H10

    • 20 - 26 °C

    Heteranthera zosterifolia

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryArgentinien, Bolivien, Brasilien
    UsageTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyPontederiaceaeSpeciesHeteranthera
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen am BlütenstielGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness2 - 10 °dh
    Hints

    The stem plant Heteranthera zosterifolia is a stunning beauty in the aquarium. The vibrant, light green leaves are up to 5 cm long and grow in an alternating leaf formation. Its requirements are relatively minimal, with good lighting and CO2 fertilisation, growth is compact and fast. It is therefore recommended that the shoots are trimmed regularly. On our Plantahunter tour in Brazil, we saw the plant in the Rio da Prata over several kilometres of river. In fact, we even encountered lush plants in the crystal clear water where it was 2 m deep. The Heteranthera is a plant that is rich in contrast for the midground to background and works especially well in combination with colourful plants such as Rotala rotundifolia.

    • Hydrocotyle cf. Tripartita
    • 102

    • H35

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Hydrocotyle cf. Tripartita

    Growth height - 20 cmOrigin countryAustralien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeAusläufer
    FamilyApiaceaeSpeciesHydrocotyle
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speed
    pH5 - 8Water hardness2 - 21 °dh
    Hints

    Like the Asplenium fern, the classification for this variety is not yet definitive, hence the “cf.” in its name. This new plant does have some very interesting growth habits: under strong light it usually creeps across the substrate and even across other plants. The tiny, clover-shaped leaves are certainly distinctive. It is not demanding in terms of water conditions, but strong light encourages this carpet-like growth. We advise occasionally removing any overgrowth with scissors or a knife.

    • Hydrocotyle cf.tripartita on rock
    • 30039

    • H35

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Hydrocotyle cf.tripartita on rock

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness2 - 21 °dh
    Hints
    • Hydrocotyle leucocephala
    • 797

    • H20

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Hydrocotyle leucocephala

    Growth height - 60 cmOrigin countryMittelamerika
    UsageDiskusaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeAusläufer
    FamilyApiaceaeSpeciesHydrocotyle
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Brazilian water pennywort

    Hydrocotyle leucocephala, or Brazilian water pennywort, is a very undemanding stem plant. We found this plant in the shallow waters of crystal clear rivers, and also on the wet ground in the dense jungle. In aquaria it grows very quickly, and is highly recommended for aquatics beginners. As soon as the shoots reach the water surface, they continue to grow and spread. Due to this rapid growth, the stems need frequent cutting and replanting.

    • Hydrocotyle verticillata
    • 467

    • H30

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Hydrocotyle verticillata

    Growth height - 20 cmOrigin country
    UsageAquascapingType
    FamilyApiaceaeSpeciesHydrocotyle
    BreedingSeitensprosseGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 15 °dh
    Hints
    Whorled pennywort, American. Water pennywort

    A highly ornamental water pennywort with umbrella-like leaves, suitable for the foreground to midground. It grows slowly compared to H. leucocephala and H. tripartite and prefers water temperatures on the cooler side. We found some fantastic shallow water stocks in the Rio Sucuri/Brazil. There the water temperature was 23°C, and it was crystal clear and had a high concentration of CO2. Hydrocotyle verticillata looks very natural in the middle of a Hemianthus carpet with the little umbrellas peeking out.

    • Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compact'
    • 222

    • H144

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compact'

    Growth height - 15 cmOrigin country
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyAcanthaceaeSpeciesHygrophila
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Compact corymbosa

    This dwarf format probably came about via mutation, and is not typical for the Hygrophila genus. The stems are heavily compressed and the leaves are closely packed. Plants cultivated above water have deep green leaves, whereas aquarium plants have bright green leaves. It grows slowly, which makes it much easier to care for than other Hygrophila varieties. It is ideal as a foreground plant. Its leaf shape makes this a nice change from the usual foreground plants.

    • Hygrophila corymbosa 'Stricta'
    • 239

    • H135

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Hygrophila corymbosa 'Stricta'

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAcanthaceaeSpeciesHygrophila
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Giant hygro

    This variety has larger but narrower leaves than the original form of H. corymbosa. Here too the submerged leaves are light green, but the leaf pairs are closer together. Open aquaria give the shoots enough space to grow upwards, where they eventually turn an intense dark green again. Good lighting and CO2 supplementation go a long way towards promoting growth. Large-leaved Hygrophila are best presented in aquaria larger than 100 cm. Show off their best features by planting a group of at least 10 - 15 stems.

    • Hygrophila corymbosa 'Thailand'
    • 216

    • H134

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Hygrophila corymbosa 'Thailand'

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilyAcanthaceaeSpeciesHygrophila
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Narrow-leaved giant hygro

    'Thailand' has the thinnest leaves of all three varieties of H. corymbosa. Under strong lighting the leaves turn a reddish-brown; under normal lighting they are a medium to light green. Open aquaria enable the plants to produce small, lilac flowers. Emersed shoots typically display hairs on the stems, and are generally firmer and more solid. Varieties of Hygrophila are also ideal for paludaria and humid terrariums.

    • Hygrophila corymbosa
    • 237

    • H140

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Hygrophila corymbosa

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin country
    UsageDiskusaquariumType
    FamilyAcanthaceaeSpeciesHygrophila
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Cherry leaf hygro

    Hygrophila corymbosa is a widespread stem plant in South East Asia. There are several varieties, each of which has a different leaf shape. Emersed leaves are usually much darker than those under the water. The hygro is a good beginner plant for the background. Rapid growth means that excess nutrients are removed, eliminating the food source for any algae. As soon as the shoots reach the water surface they should be trimmed back to half their length. A stepped arrangement of the stems is recommended for this.

    • Hygrophila difformis
    • 745

    • H170

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Hygrophila difformis

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilyAcanthaceaeSpeciesHygrophila
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Water wisteria

    Water wisteria is an impressive example of the adaptability of leaves above and below the waterline. Emersed leaf blades have a simple shape with slightly serrated edges. Submerged leaves tend to look more like feathers. This makes the plant look wonderfully dainty. H. difformis is best showcased in combination with simple leaf shapes. These plants are easy to cultivate, which of course makes them even more attractive. Propagation is very easy: remove side-shoots from the main stem and replant.

    • Hygrophila lancea
    • 987

    • H75

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Hygrophila lancea

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin country
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyAcanthaceaeSpeciesHygrophila
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Hygrophila spec. Araguaia

    Recently re-classified; the former name H. spec. Araguaia is no longer valid. This is a dwarf plant and produces red-brown, narrow leaves under water. It sometimes creeps across the substrate to form carpeting. In its emersed state, the plant often produces small, indigo-coloured flowers. The plants grow much better with good light and a good CO2 supply. This new Hygrophila looks very delicate, and is used to best effect in a larger group. In a Nano Cube, a few stems are enough as a pop of colour.

    • Hygrophila pinnatifida
    • 80

    • H80

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Hygrophila pinnatifida

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryIndien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyAcanthaceaeSpeciesHygrophila
    BreedingSeitensprosseGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness5 - 12 °dh
    Hints

    A new species from India with extraordinary character. It has only been commercially available for a few years and is being used increasingly in fascinating landscapes. Not only are the leaves a very attractive rust brown to olive green, they also have a lovely feathered shape. Combine with simple plant shapes to really highlight the ornamental leaves. These plants also have the ability to grow on rocks and roots, which is completely atypical for a stem plant.

    • Hygrophila polysperma 'Sunset'
    • 221

    • H61

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Hygrophila polysperma 'Sunset'

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilyAcanthaceaeSpeciesHygrophila
    BreedingKopfstecklinge, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Indian waterweed

    'Sunset' is a beautiful cultivar for the mid to background. In its emersed state the leaves are very striking with whitish-yellow veins; below the surface the plant shows its full vibrancy in hues from light pink to a deep reddish-pink. As with the regular H. polysperma, this variety is easy to care for and undemanding. Most other coloured stem plants are more difficult. A good iron fertiliser will help the shoots develop their intense colouring. The leaves of Hygrophila polysperma are 4 cm wide - smaller than the original form and therefore suitable for Nano Cubes.

    • Hygrophila polysperma
    • 692

    • H60

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Hygrophila polysperma

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin country
    UsageDiskusaquariumType
    FamilyAcanthaceaeSpeciesHygrophila
    BreedingKopfstecklingeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 9Water hardness10 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Indian waterweed

    Hygrophila polysperma is one of the "easiest" aquatic plants. Even in the worst possible conditions it will continue to grow. Improving the conditions is, obviously, beneficial to the plant and its growth. Under good lighting the shoots turn a reddish-brown colour. This plant grows very quickly and needs to be cut back more frequently than other stem plants. Highly recommended for new setups and as a preventive measure against algae.

    • Juncus repens
    • 30009

    • J10

    • 10 - 28 °C

    Juncus repens

    Growth height - 20 cmOrigin countryKuba, USA
    UsageTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyJuncaceaeSpeciesJuncus
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 8 °dh
    Hints

    Juncus repens is a grass-like marsh plant which also grows strongly under water. This small species of rush is native to southern and eastern USA and inhabits marshy shallow water. In the aquarium, Juncus repens is easy to care for and resilient. Soft water with a good CO2 supply promotes optimum growth. In combination with other grass-like plants, you can design decorative meadow landscapes. However, this creeping rush also makes an attractive feature as a "filler plant" between stones. With strong lighting and a good supply of micro-nutrients, the shoots can also become slightly reddish in colour.

    • Lagenandra meeboldii ´Red´
    • 30092

    • L13

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Lagenandra meeboldii ´Red´

    Growth height - 20 cmOrigin countryIndien
    UsageBarschaquariumTypeRhizompflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesLagenandra
    BreedingTeilung des Rhizom, AusläuferpflanzenGrowth speedlangsam
    pH6 - 7Water hardness4 - 15 °dh
    Hints

    The genus Lagnandra is very closely related to the Cryptocorynes and colonises similar habitats. Lagenandra meeboldii is a very varied species and the variety ‚Red‘ is a wonderfully coloured plant for the midground. Until now most species in the genus Lagenandra were unsuitable for aquariums, however this new plant from India does impressively well in an underwater landscape. Here they also form a strong rhizome like the Anubias, but they should be planted into the substrate. With its striking colour this Indian beauty makes a great feature in a plant aquarium.

    • Large Mbuna with A 21.0
    • 697

    • MB03

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Large Mbuna with A 21.0

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Large Mbuna with Anubias plants
    • Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
    • 366

    • L17

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis

    Growth height - 8 cmOrigin countryArgentinien, Paraguay, Südostbrasilien
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeAusläufer
    FamilyApiaceaeSpeciesLilaeopsis
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Brazilian micro sword

    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis is a decorative foreground plant. In the wild it grows on the banks of rivers and marshes, up to altitudes of over 1,000 m. Its grass-like appearance is similar to Helanthium tenellum, which is why it is sometimes referred to as "false tenellus". You won’t have any problems cultivating this in an aquarium. It prefers cooler temperatures and grows really slowly regardless of whether the water is soft or hard. Radical pruning, as you would a lawn, encourages compact growth. It needs a lot of light.

    • Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Scaper pad
    • 30026

    • L17

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Scaper pad

    Growth height - 8 cmOrigin countryArgentinien, Brasilien, Paraguay
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeAusläufer
    FamilyApiaceaeSpeciesLilaeopsis
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH6 - 8Water hardness - 20 °dh
    Hints

    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Scaper pad

    • Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, pad
    • 908

    • L17

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, pad

    Growth height - 8 cmOrigin countryArgentinien, Brasilien, Paraguay
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeAusläufer
    FamilyApiaceaeSpeciesLilaeopsis
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH6 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, pad
    • Lilaeopsis macloviana
    • 30060

    • L21

    • 10 - 28 °C

    Lilaeopsis macloviana

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countrySüdamerika
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeAusläufer
    FamilyApiaceaeSpeciesLilaeopsis
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speed
    pH6 - 8Water hardness4 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    This larger-growing Lilaeopsis species from South America has round, hollow blades up to 30 cm tall. So this species can be used in the midground as a transition plant with the background. Distinctive and very visible lateral grooves on the leaves are a typical distinguishing feature of this Lilaeopsis species. Thanks to its low temperature requirements this plant is also highly recommended for unheated aquaria. You can create a very natural feel with a plant community including Eleocharis acicularis and Lilaeopsis macloviana.

    • Lilaeopsis mauritiana
    • 769

    • L28

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Lilaeopsis mauritiana

    Growth height - 12 cmOrigin countryMauritius
    UsageAquascapingTypeAusläufer
    FamilyApiaceaeSpeciesLilaeopsis
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 25 °dh
    Hints
    Mauritius micro sword

    This variety comes from Mauritius and is an endemic species found only on the island. It grows very well but, like the Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, very slowly. Cross-sections of the leaf are circular and they look a bit like miniature chives. Again, radical pruning will promote thicker, denser growth. This grass-like plant is ideal for Nano Cubes and aquascaping. A creeping rhizome with very fine leaflets, slow-growing, forms a lawn.

    • Lilaeopsis stretchpad
    • 986

    • L17

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Lilaeopsis stretchpad

    Growth height - 8 cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeAusläufer
    FamilyApiaceaeSpeciesLilaeopsis
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Stretchpad with Lilaeopsis brasiliensis

    3 x 18 cm

    • Limnophila sessiliflora
    • 746

    • L30

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Limnophila sessiliflora

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciessessifloria
    BreedingKopfstecklinge, SeitentriebeGrowth speed
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Small Ambulia

    A stem plant that is widespread across Asia. In its emersed state it is a dwarf plant with shoots densely covered in leaves. In aquaria, the feathered leaf shape is much more apparent, and the colour changes to light green. Limnophila sessiliflora is a good alternative to light-hungry Cabombas. As with many of the more delicate stem plants, these stems are better planted in a large group. Under good lighting the shoots turn a rusty brown colour

    • Limnophila spec. 'Vietnam'
    • 125

    • L10

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Limnophila spec. 'Vietnam'

    Growth height - 20 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesLimnophila
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7Water hardness5 - 8 °dh
    Hints

    The genus Limnophila, from the figwort (Scrophulariaceae) family, has been well known in aquatics for a long time and is also commonly used. A new and rare plant is the as yet undefined Limnophila spec. 'Vietnam'. Like almost all species, the leaflets, which are just 1-2 cm long, sit radially on the stem. With a leaf width of just a few millimetres, the plant looks particularly delicate and decorative. With adequate lighting the plant displays considerable creeping growth and is ideal for the foreground to midground. Vigorously trimming the plants into shape enables the growth of wonderful, harmonious cushions. Limnophila spec. 'Vietnam' is highly recommended for designs with hills and mountains.

    • Lobelia cardinalis
    • 941

    • L50

    • 10 - 28 °C

    Lobelia cardinalis

    Growth height - 20 cmOrigin countryNordamerika
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyLobeliaceaeSpeciescardinalis
    BreedingKopfstecklingeGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Cardinal flower

    The cardinal flower is a stem plant from North America. In its emersed state the leaves are a dark olive green with scarlet covering the underside. Submerged plants are light green and the leaves are smaller. The fleshy stems grow very slowly and only reach heights of 10 - 20 cm under water. Lobelia cardinalis is often used in the "Dutch aquarium" planting style. In this style, plants are strictly arranged in large, dense groups and are cultivated to give the impression of a botanical garden. A slow-growing species with minimal requirements in terms of water values, substrate and water temperature.

    • Ludwigia glandulosa perennis
    • 789

    • L88

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Ludwigia glandulosa perennis

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryMittelamerika
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyOnagraceaeSpeciesLudwigia
    BreedingKopfstecklingeGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Red star Ludwigia

    Another fabulously coloured Ludwigia is Ludwigia glandulosa. Intense red stems become apparent during emersed greenhouse cultivation. Submerged leaves are claret on both the upper surface and underside. This variety does not have as many branches as other Ludwigia varieties, which is why we recommend arranging the stems in rows. These plants must have very good lighting and an adequate supply of CO2. Ludwigia are best displayed in combination with light green plants.

    • Ludwigia palustris RED
    • 788

    • L78

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Ludwigia palustris RED

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin country
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyOnagraceaeSpeciesLudwigia
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Golden-brown Ludwigia

    This background Ludwigia is easy to grow and easy to care for. Normal lighting is sufficient, but more intense light will ensure you get the best possible colours. In an emersed state the plants are almost green to a light reddish-brown. They are very tolerant of different water temperatures, and you can even plant them around the edge of a pond in the summer. Propagation is via tip cuttings or side shoots. It grows relatively quickly and so requires frequent pruning.

    • Ludwigia repens 'Rubin'
    • 950

    • L55

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Ludwigia repens 'Rubin'

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyOnagraceaeSpeciesLudwigia
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints

    Ludwigia 'Rubin'

    This colour variant has been commercially available for almost 10 years, and is one of the most attractive red-leaved aquarium plants. Generating such rich, red tones requires strong lighting and a good supply of CO2. In these conditions, the leaf pairs are very closely arranged on the stems, and the plants appear very compact. A group of around 10 stems mixed with light green varieties is like watching a fireworks display under water!

    • Ludwigia repens
    • 793

    • L70

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Ludwigia repens

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryZentralamerika
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyOnagraceaeSpeciesLudwigia
    BreedingKopfstecklinge, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Ludwigia repens

    Ludwigia repens is a highly variable stem plant with different leaf shapes and colours. It is easy to cultivate and care for, but does prefer temperatures below 26°C.It is also very tolerant in terms of water quality, making it a good beginner plant for any new setup. Since it grows quite quickly, you need to cut back the stems regularly. This produces many side shoots that can be used for propagation.

    • Ludwigia spec.´Dark Orange´
    • 30078

    • L80

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Ludwigia spec.´Dark Orange´

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyOnagraceaeSpeciesLudwigia
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness4 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    A new, attractive stem plant is Ludwigia spec. 'Dark Orange'. The variety name comes from the colour of the underwater leaves in the aquarium. Depending on the light intensity it has wonderful colouring ranging from a yellow-orange to deep, dark orange. Another feature is the striking venation of the leaves above water, but this is also clearly visible when it is submerged. As with all stem plants, this colourful new plant should be planted in large numbers to achieve a nice effect. Strong lighting and sufficient CO2 addition guarantee strong growth.

    • Ludwigia x arcuata
    • 708

    • L60

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Ludwigia x arcuata

    Growth height30 - 40 cmOrigin countryNordamerika
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyOnagraceaeSpeciesLudwigia
    BreedingKopfstecklinge, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 15 °dh
    Hints
    Narrow-leaved Ludwigia

    Ludwigia are stem plants beloved by aquatics hobbyists and have been cultivated for decades. Ludwigia arcuata is native to the US where it prefers humid marshland. It is known as the most delicate species for life under the water. Its emersed stems are usually pure green; submerged stems are usually brown to red. "The stronger the light, the more intense the colours" - the general rule of thumb also applies to these plants. Cut the stems down to the lower third and you will soon be rewarded with a number of new shoots.

    • Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'
    • 226

    • L100

    • 10 - 26 °C

    Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryEuropa, Japan, Nordamerika
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilyPrimulaceaeSpeciesLysimachia
    BreedingKopfstecklingeGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Golden creeping Jenny

    'Aurea' is a gorgeous colour variant of creeping Jenny. It has exactly the same needs as the original green form but prefers a little more light. Golden creeping Jenny is one of the standard indicator plants that very quickly display any lack of nutrients in the form of stagnation and stunted growth. In aquaria, the golden stems allow you to punctuate the planting with appealing, harmonious accents and ombré effects.

    • Marsilea hirsuta
    • 137

    • M90

    • 20 - 26 °C

    Marsilea hirsuta

    Growth height - 3 cmOrigin countryAustralien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeRhizompflanze
    FamilyMarsileaceaeSpeciesMarsilea
    BreedingAusläufer, TeilungGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness2 - 10 °dh
    Hints

    Marsilea hirsuta belongs to the water clover family and is native to Australia. Due to its small size it is also known as dwarf four leaf clover. In marsh conditions, the plant forms small clover shaped leaflets when out of the water; under water ovate leaflets usually form, which are strongly reminiscent of the Glossostigma plant. The dwarf four leaf clover, however, is much easier to cultivate and very low maintenance. It does take a certain amount of time for the young plant to acclimatise to the aquarium, but it gradually forms an attractive carpet. Ideally the emersed shoots should be completely cut off before planting; new submerged shoots will gradually form.

    • Maxi bamboo stick with Java moss
    • 903

    • BS02

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Maxi bamboo stick with Java moss

    Growth height5 - 10 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeMoos
    FamilyHypnaceaeSpeciesTaxiphyllum
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 25 °dh
    Hints
    Large bamboo stick with Java moss

    Bamboo stick covered with Java moss (Taxiphyllum barbieri), a perfect playground for shrimps, regular pruning encourages growth.

    • Mayaca fluviatilis
    • 30034

    • M020

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Mayaca fluviatilis

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryNordamerika, Südamerika
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyMayacaceaeSpeciesMayaca
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints

    Stream bogmoss is a very delicate plant from North and South America. Fine, needle-like leaves are closely packed along the stems, giving the plant an almost mossy appearance. It prefers softer water and good lighting. Ideally, you should plant these very thin stems into quite a fine substrate using plant tweezers. Mayaca is your typical "calm" plant for the midground to background. Showy plants with unusual shapes or colours can be combined with Mayaca to very pleasing effect.

    • Medium Mbuna with A 21.0
    • 696

    • MB02

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Medium Mbuna with A 21.0

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Medium Mbuna with Anubias plants
    • Micranthemum spec. 'Montecarlo'
    • 30033

    • M100

    • 20 - 26 °C

    Micranthemum spec. 'Montecarlo'

    Growth height3 - 5 cmOrigin countryArgentinien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeAusläufer
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesMicranthemum
    BreedingAusläufer, TeilungGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 12 °dh
    Hints

    Micranthemum spec. 'Monte Carlo' is a new, promising foreground plant. The name of this variety comes from the Argentinian city of Monte Carlo in the province of Misiones. In contrast with M. umbrosum, this plant does not grow upright, but creeps along the bottom as a cushion. This makes this new variety a very good alternative to Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba', with much better growth habits. This new pearl grass is ideally suited for aquascaping and perfect for Nano Cubes.

    • Micranthemum umbrosum
    • 233

    • M30

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Micranthemum umbrosum

    Growth height15 - 25 cmOrigin countryMittelamerika
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesMicranthemum
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitensprosseGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Pearl grass

    Micranthemum umbrosum is an exquisite aquarium plant originally from the US. Its round leaflets grow to around 0.5 cm and are a brilliant light green. This is a typical light-hungry plant and does not tolerate higher temperatures. As with Hemianthus micranthemoides, these plants are easy to keep in shape with a sharp pair of scissors. Pearl grass is suitable for Nano Cubes, particularly if you are running your miniature aquarium without a heater.

    • Microsorum pteropus "Windelov" on driftwood
    • 771

    • M50

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Microsorum pteropus "Windelov" on driftwood

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageGesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeType
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesMicrosorum
    BreedingTochterpflanzen aus Blättern und WurzelnGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Windelov Java fern on driftwood

    The 'Windelov’ variety has been commercially available for a long time. The leaves grow to around 15 cm long and have narrow, fine-branched leaf blades. This variety also grows best when the rhizome is anchored to driftwood or rocks. Volcanic rock has proven to be the ideal stone. The plants grow well on the unique surface structure of the rock.

    • Microsorum pteropus
    • 944

    • M40

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Microsorum pteropus

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageDiskusaquarium, NanoCubeType
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesMicrosorum
    BreedingTochterpflanzen aus Blättern und WurzelnGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Java fern

    The Java fern is the most popular type of fern for aquatics, and is widespread in tropical Asia. This species varies widely and displays a number of different leaf shapes and sizes. Its undemanding nature makes it the perfect plant for beginners. It grows best when the rhizomes are anchored to rocks or driftwood. Low to medium lighting is completely sufficient, although it also grows well under strong lighting. Older leaves can sometimes produce plantlets that can easily be cut away and reattached in another place using a piece of thin fishing line.

    • Microsorum pteropus on driftwood
    • 644

    • M40

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Microsorum pteropus on driftwood

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Java fern on driftwood
    • Microsorum pteropus ´Minor´
    • 30083

    • M47

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Microsorum pteropus ´Minor´

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeFarn
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesMicrosorum
    BreedingTochterpflanzen aus Blättern und WurzelnGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness4 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    Probably the smallest-leaved variety of Java fern is Microsorum pteropus 'Minor'. It has been propagated by selecting extremely small plants and is a feature for any aquascaping layout. This tiny plant is also perfect for use in a Nano Cube. The speed of growth is also very slow, requiring very little maintenance. In combination with different mosses you can create a "natural" miniature design.

    • Microsorum pteropus ´Narrow Leaf´
    • 30080

    • M44

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Microsorum pteropus ´Narrow Leaf´

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageAquascaping, Barschaquarium, NanoCubeTypeFarn
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesMicrosorum
    BreedingTochterpflanzen aus Blättern und WurzelnGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    The 'Narrow Leaf' variety is an elegant, delicate alternative to the stem form, with considerably narrower leaves. The growth rate is relatively slow, so it is very low-maintenance. Like all Java species it prefers to grow on root wood in partial shade. It constantly produces small plantlets, which can be replanted in another position. Gradually a real "Java fern garden" develops, with an especially natural feel.

    • Microsorum pteropus ´Petite´
    • 30081

    • M45

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Microsorum pteropus ´Petite´

    Growth height - 20 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageAquascaping, Barschaquarium, NanoCubeTypeFarn
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesMicrosorum
    BreedingTochterpflanzen aus Blättern und WurzelnGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    Like the 'Narrow Leaf' variety, the Java fern variety 'Petite' has narrow leaves but stays considerably shorter and more compact. The leaf blades are also sometimes slightly bent and have slightly wavy edges. Thanks to its small size this variety is also ideally suited to small aquaria. The variety 'Petite' has been produced using targeted selection – especially small plants are picked out and propagated by means of meristem culture in the plant laboratory. Like all Java ferns, this variety also grows best when attached to wood and stone.

    • Microsorum pteropus ´Philippine´
    • 30082

    • M46

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Microsorum pteropus ´Philippine´

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryPhilippinen
    UsageAquascaping, Barschaquarium, NanoCubeTypeFarn
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesMicrosorum
    BreedingTochterpflanzen aus Blättern und WurzelnGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness4 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    Another nice variety is a Java fern from the Philippines. It has a very structured, "hammered" leaf surface with narrow leaf blades. It is just as undemanding as all Java fern species, however it does not grow well in soft water. In its natural habitat this fern sometimes grows in the intertidal zone and is therefore also good for aquaria with brackish water. When planted in the background, this bright green variety is a real showstopper in any underwater landscape.

    • Microsorum pteropus ´Trident´
    • 640

    • M43

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Microsorum pteropus ´Trident´

    Growth height - 30 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageAquascapingTypeFarn
    FamilyScrophulariaceaeSpeciesMicrosorum
    BreedingTochterpflanzen aus Blättern und WurzelnGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness8 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    ‘Trident’ has a decorative filigree look, with split leaves, some more than others, with narrow middle and side lobes. As with the species form, this variety is easy to care for and undemanding. In terms of aquascaping, whether in a large aquarium or a 30 l Nano cube, this type of Java fern opens up a world of beautiful design options. For a real showstopper, use mature plants on free-standing roots that weave their way through your underwater landscape.

    • Mini bamboo stick with Java moss
    • 902

    • BS01

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Mini bamboo stick with Java moss

    Growth height5 - 10 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeMoos
    FamilyHypnaceaeSpeciesTaxiphyllum
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 25 °dh
    Hints
    Small bamboo stick with Java moss

    Bamboo stick covered with Java moss (Taxiphyllum berbieri),
    Playground for shrimps, unusual decorative element
    regular pruning encourages growth

    • Monosolenium tenerum Scaper pad
    • 30021

    • MP11

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Monosolenium tenerum Scaper pad

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countryChina, Indien, Japan, Taiwan
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyMonosoleniaceaeSpeciesMonosolenium
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness - 30 °dh
    Hints

    Large floating liverwort as pad

    This Monosolenium moss is a member of the liverwort family and originates from Southeast Asia. It forms a relatively large, dark green thallus. Like many other mosses, Monosolenium is undemanding but needs good nutrition to be able to form attractive cushions. Good lighting encourages compact growth; under lower light, the thalli tend to be narrow and thin. The plant pad can be placed directly onto the substrate. You can also attach the moss to rocks or driftwood.

    • Monosolenium tenerum, pad
    • 933

    • MP07

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Monosolenium tenerum, pad

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countryChina, Indien, Japan, Taiwan
    UsageNanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyMonosoleniaceaeSpeciesMonosolenium
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Large floating liverwort as a pad

    This Monosolenium moss is a member of the liverwort family and originates from Southeast Asia. It forms a relatively large, dark green thallus. Like many other mosses, Monosolenium is undemanding but needs good nutrition to be able to form a nice cushion. Good lighting encourages compact growth; under lower light the thalli tend to be narrow and thin. You can place the thallus directly onto the substrate. You can also secure the moss cushion by tying it to rocks or driftwood.

    • Mossy driftwood with Java moss
    • 371

    • MW02

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Mossy driftwood with Java moss

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeMoos
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Mossy driftwood with Java moss
    • Mossy rock
    • 299

    • MS02

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Mossy rock

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumTypeMoos
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Volcanic rock with Java moss
    • Myriophyllum mattogrossense
    • 126

    • M80

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Myriophyllum mattogrossense

    Growth height - 60 cmOrigin countryBolivien, Brasilien, Ecuador
    UsageAquascaping, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyHaloragaceaeSpeciesMyriophyllum
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness2 - 10 °dh
    Hints

    The Mato Grosso milfoil is a species from the Myriophyllum genus that is particularly easy to care for. It is native to Ecuador, Brasil and Bolivia. This plant inhabits fast-flowing, cooler waters. The pinnate submerged leaves are bright light-green and contrast very well with other green or coloured plants. In terms of care you should make sure there is a good supply of nutrients, especially good iron fertilisation. If there is an iron deficiency the shoot tips become much lighter to whitish. Myriophyllum mattogrossense also grows relatively well with medium lighting and is therefore also ideal for aquascaping beginners. Due to its potential height, this plant is recommended for the midground to background.

    • Myriophyllum tuberculatum
    • 717

    • M70

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Myriophyllum tuberculatum

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilyHaloragaceaeSpeciesMyriophyllum
    BreedingKopfstecklinge, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Red myriophyllum

    The rich colours make this a very popular choice, but it is a difficult plant that requires attention to several factors. It must have intense, strong lighting and has complex nutritional needs, demanding especially high levels of iron and other micronutrients. When all of these conditions are met, the stems grow towards the water surface displaying fiery red, whorled leaves. Pruning involves cutting the stems back to half their length and then replanting the top portion.

    • Najas graminea
    • 127

    • N40

    • 22 - 30 °C

    Najas graminea

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryIndonesien, Papua Neuguinea
    UsageAquascaping, Diskusaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyNajadaceaeSpeciesNajas
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 8 °dh
    Hints

    Chris Lukhaup brought this delicate beauty back from Lake Sentani in Papua New Guinea. Unlike other water-nymphs, Najas graminea is much more robust and the stems are not as fragile. Like all stem plants, several individual stems should always be used as group planting. The plants should be trimmed regularly as they are quite vigorous. When doing so the strong tip cuttings can be replanted in a layered arrangement. In Lake Sentani the plants grow in water at almost 30° C so Najas graminea is also recommended for discus aquaria.

    • Nano Aegagrophila portion
    • 967

    • C51

    • 10 - 26 °C

    Nano Aegagrophila portion

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countryAsien, Europa, Japan
    UsageNanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyCladophoraceaeSpeciesAegagropila
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedlangsam
    pH6 - 8.5Water hardness15 - 30 °dh
    Hintsehemals: Cladophora aegagropila
    Moss algae ball

    Aegagropila linnaei is one of the most precious nurslings in an aquarium. It is a ball-shaped species of green algae with a velvety surface. This form is rarely found in nature; usually they grow as colonies of flat cushions. This interesting round shape is created by gentle wave action along the substrate. Because they tend to grow extremely slowly, moss balls are very popular for use in Nano Cubes and other small aquaria. Combined with stones and roots they give rise to highly attractive designs and layouts.

    • Nano Stone with Java Moss
    • 924

    • NS01

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Nano Stone with Java Moss

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Mini volcanic rock with Java moss

    specially developed for Nano streams,
    natural decorative element

    • Nano wood with Java moss
    • 923

    • NW01

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Nano wood with Java moss

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Mini driftwood with Java moss

    Driftwood planted with three species (Java moss, Java fern, dwarf Anubias), ready-made miniature landscape.

    • Nymphaea red
    • 726

    • N55

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Nymphaea red

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countryAfrika
    UsageDiskusaquarium, GesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilyNymphaeaceaeSpeciesNymphaea
    BreedingSamen,Tochterpflanzen von der KnolleGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Red tiger lotus as sprouted tubers

    Red Tiger Lotus is widespread across tropical Africa, where it inhabits various bodies of water, including temporary pools and lakes, and flowing water. It has a tuber for storing nutrients and robust floating leaves. Its most attractive feature is the submerged juvenile leaves that do not reach the water surface. Of the two colour forms, this red variant is most popular among aquarists; the green version is hard to find commercially. Tiger Lotus is generally undemanding; older, larger leaves should always be removed at the base of the tuber.

    • Nymphoides spec. ´Taiwan´
    • 30062

    • N88

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Nymphoides spec. ´Taiwan´

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageDiskusaquariumTypeAusläufer
    FamilyMenyanthaceaeSpeciesNymphoides
    BreedingAdventivpflanzen an den BlätternGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 8Water hardness4 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    In contrast to many other Nymphoides species with floating leaves, this species only forms underwater leaves. The decorative, vibrant, light green leaves create excellent contrast with other green or coloured aquarium plants. The origin of this species is still uncertain – the first examples were imported from Taiwan. Hence the variety name of this low-maintenance Nymphoides species, 'Taiwan'. This plant is also especially well-suited to Discus aquaria. The fish like to hang around under the leaf canopy

    • Ophiopogon japonicum
    • 305

    • SU40

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Ophiopogon japonicum

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageTerrariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Mondo grass

    Small mondo grass has tough, leathery, short, curved leaves, is shade tolerant and undemanding.

    • Ophiopogon japonicus nana
    • 308

    • SU43

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Ophiopogon japonicus nana

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageTerrariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Dwarf mondo grass

    Dwarf mondo grass has tough, leathery, short, curved leaves, is shade tolerant and undemanding.

    • Persicaria spec. Sao Paulo
    • 253

    • P30

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Persicaria spec. Sao Paulo

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin country
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyPolygonaceaeSpeciesPersicaria
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 25 °dh
    Hints
    Persicaria spec. Sao Paulo

    This stem plant has not yet been scientifically classified and currently has the commercial name 'Sao Paulo'. Visually, we recommend planting a large group and creating a staggered layout. The intense red shoots are attractive under good lighting. A good, permanent supply of CO2 ensures that the stems grow strong. Persicaria species are also ideally suited to planting in paludaria. In these conditions, you will be able to see the typical “spiky” flowerheads.

    • Pogostemon erectus
    • 101

    • P11

    • 20 - 30 °C

    Pogostemon erectus

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countrySüdasien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyLamiaceaeSpeciesPogostemon
    BreedingKopfstecklinge, SeitentriebeGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7Water hardness10 - 25 °dh
    Hints

    Pogostemon erectus is another new arrival from India. This stem plant forms very fine needle-like leaves in a wonderful bright green colour. It is not very difficult to cultivate if there is enough light and CO2. For aquascaping purposes, this Indian beauty mixes very well with red or brown-hued plants. Its growth rate is in the mid-range. A group of plants can be radically pruned - the stems will quickly produce new side shoots, and the plants will be thicker and more compact.

    • Pogostemon helferi
    • 913

    • P10

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Pogostemon helferi

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyLamiaceaeSpeciesPogostemon
    BreedingKopfstecklinge, SeitentriebeGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 8Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Perfoliate pondweed

    Although scientists have been aware of this plant for a long time, aquatics hobbyists only discovered it a few years ago. With highly decorative, rippled leaves it is probably one of the most beautiful foreground plants available. What first appears to be a rosette plant is actually a heavily compressed stem plant. If you create the ideal conditions, Pogostemon helferi will produce a fantastic cushion for you: good to strong light, temperatures around 25°C, medium-hard water. Under these conditions the leaves are a lush green.

    • Pogostemon helferi on rock
    • 30017

    • P10

    Pogostemon helferi on rock

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH6 - 8Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    • Pogostemon quadrifolius
    • 30035

    • P12

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Pogostemon quadrifolius

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyLamiaceaeSpeciesPogostemon
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 7.5Water hardness2 - 12 °dh
    Hints

    Pogostemon quadrifolius is a new water starwort from Laos. This species is closely related to Pogostemon stellatus. This new stem plant is sometimes also referred to as Pogostemon stellatus 'Octopus'. It is very easy to care for and grows very strongly. For this reason, the stock of plants should be frequently replanted by means of tip cuttings. The side shoots can also be used, they grow somewhat slower and are therefore also recommended for Nano Cubes.

    • Pogostemon spec. 'Adelaide River'
    • 30040

    • P013

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Pogostemon spec. 'Adelaide River'

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryAustralien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyLamiaceaeSpeciesPogostemon
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 12 °dh
    Hints

    This new stem plant is most probably a type of Pogostemon stellatus, which is highly variable in form. The name 'Adelaide River' refers to its Australian native home in the Northern Territory. Good lighting and balanced nutrition are also important requirements for cultivating this variety. This plant's growth is compact and particularly delicate and it is easily propagated by taking tip cuttings. With good lighting, the shoot tips become coloured in various shades of red to purple.

    • Pogostemon stellatus 'Broad Leaf'
    • 128

    • P50

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Pogostemon stellatus 'Broad Leaf'

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryAustralien, Papua Neuguinea
    UsageAquascaping, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyLamiaceaeSpeciesPogostemon
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speed
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 8 °dh
    Hints

    Pogostemon species have become very popular in aquatics, particularly in aquascaping. The older designation Eusteralis stellata is still more commonly found commercially. Pogostemon stellatus is a very variable species with a variety of leaf shapes and colours. The name 'Broad Leaf' refers to the appearance of the wider leaf shape. Interestingly, this variety is not as sensitive as the stem form, which frequently forms stunted shoot tips. Very good lighting, a constant CO2 supply and intense fertilisation of the water, guarantee lush, colourful plants in an underwater landscape.

    • Pogostemon stellatus spec.
    • 301

    • E401

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Pogostemon stellatus spec.

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryAustralien, Südostasien
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyLamiaceaeSpeciesPogostemon
    BreedingKopfstecklinge, SeitentriebeGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7Water hardness0 - 15 °dh
    Hints
    Pogostemon stellatus

    Pogostemon stellatus is a stem plant with closely packed leaf whorls and intensely coloured leaf tips. It is most frequently found in Asia and Australia, where it grows in marshy and swampy areas and sometimes at altitudes greater than 2,000 m. Aquarium cultivation is very difficult and requires soft water to promote good growth. Plenty of light, a permanent supply of CO2, and good nutrition are also important. As soon as the stems reach the water surface you can remove the shoots and replant them. Note that the cut lower portion of the stem will continue to send out new shoots.

    • Pogostemon stellatus ´Broad Leaf´ In-Vitro
    • 30061

    • P50

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Pogostemon stellatus ´Broad Leaf´ In-Vitro

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryAustralien, Papua Neuguinea
    UsageAquascapingTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyLamiaceaeSpeciesPogostemon
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7Water hardness4 - 15 °dh
    Hints

    Pogostemon species are now very popular in aquatics, especially in aquascaping. The older designation Eusteralis stellata is still more commonly found commercially. Pogostemon stellatus is a very variable species with a variety of leaf shapes and colours. The name ‘Broad Leaf‘ refers to the appearance of the wider leaf shape. Interestingly this variety is not as sensitive as the stem form, which frequently forms stunted shoot tips. Very good lighting, a constant CO2 supply and intense fertilisation of the water guarantee lush, colourful plants in an underwater landscape.

    • Ranunculus inundatus
    • 118

    • R20

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Ranunculus inundatus

    Growth height - 15 cmOrigin countryAustralien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeRhizompflanze
    FamilyRanunculaceaeSpeciesRanunculus
    BreedingAusläufer, TeilungGrowth speed
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 8 °dh
    Hints

    The river buttercup, Ranunculus inundates, is a very decorative new plant in aquatics. In its natural home in Australia, this plant grows in damp locations, in some cases in the shallow water of ponds and lakes. Its most striking feature are the wonderfully formed leaves which are shaped like a slotted umbrella. Like Hydrocotyle species, this plant constantly forms stolon shoots. These usually creep along the substrate and form new leaf stems at the nodes. This gradually results in beautiful groups of plants with a very ornamental appearance. Ranunculus inundatus is a plant that needs strong lighting and therefore also requires a higher nutrient supply.

    • Ranunculus inundatus In-Vitro
    • 30067

    • R20

    • 20 - 28 °C

    Ranunculus inundatus In-Vitro

    Growth height10 - 15 cmOrigin countryAustralien
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeRhizompflanze
    FamilyRanunculaceaeSpeciesRanunculus
    BreedingAusläufer, TeilungGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 7Water hardness4 - 15 °dh
    Hints

    The river buttercup, Ranunculus inundatus, is a very decorative plant which is new to aquatics. In its natural site in Australia, this plant grows in damp locations, in some cases in the shallow water of ponds and lakes. Its most striking feature are the wonderfully formed leaves which are shaped like a slotted umbrella. Like Hydrocotyle species, this plant constantly forms stolon shoots. They generally creep along the substrate and form new leaf stems at the nodes. This gradually results in beautiful groups of plants with a very ornamental appearance. Ranunculus inundatus is a plant that needs strong lighting and therefore also requires a higher nutrient

    • Riccardia chamedryfolia, pad
    • 929

    • MP04

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Riccardia chamedryfolia, pad

    Growth height - 5 cmOrigin countryAsien, Australien
    UsageNanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyAneuraceaeSpeciesRiccardia
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Jagged germanderwort as a pad

    Riccardia chamedryfolia – a liverwort - is one of the most attractive mosses. It is widespread throughout tropical Asia, and we found it at a small waterfall on Sulawesi. Riccardia has an incredibly intricate structure. With firm, coral-like, dark green shoots can be easily attached to driftwood and rocks. This is an easy moss to care for under medium light conditions; CO2 is not essential but does encourage healthy, strong growth. Riccardia’s small size makes it suitable for Nano Cubes.

    • Riccia fluitans Portion
    • 374

    • SCH80

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Riccia fluitans Portion

    Growth height - 5 cmOrigin countryTropischer Kosmopolit
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyRicciaceaeSpeciesRiccia
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Floating liverwort

    Floating liverwort is well-documented around the world, and floats on the surface or inhabits moist substrate. Takashi Amano was the first to popularise this floating moss as an aquarium plant. He adds Riccia as a foreground plant to many of his designs. It is very easy to cultivate and care for: attach the cushions to rocks or logs to provide a solid base on which to grow. Maintain compact growth by trimming the light green branches with scissors every so often. CO2 supplementation significantly increases growth.

    • Rotala indica
    • 130

    • R40

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Rotala indica

    Growth height - 40 cmOrigin countryIndien, Südostasien
    UsageAquascaping, GesellschaftsaquariumTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyLythraceaeSpeciesRotala
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7Water hardness5 - 8 °dh
    Hints

    This new arrival was known as Ammania spec. Bonsai, but it is actually the "real" Rotala indica. This name was mistakenly used as a synonym for Rotala rotundifolia for decades. Unlike Rotala rotundifolia, the differences between the emersed and submerged leaves of this plant are hard to see. The oval to circular leaflets are densely packed on the stem and give a very ornamental appearance. The growth is always upright, which provides interesting design possibilities. The slow growth also favours placing it in the foreground or the mid-zone of an underwater landscape. A free standing group in a Hemianthus carpet looks particularly impressive.

    • Rotala macrandra 'Green'
    • 131

    • R015

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Rotala macrandra 'Green'

    Growth height - cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyLythraceaeSpeciesRotala
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 12 °dh
    Hints

    Rotala macrandra has a very variable appearance with many colours and leaf shapes. The emersed leaflets are round, whereas in water the leaves are narrow and elliptical with a light green colour. With good lighting, the shoot tips become slightly reddish in places, resulting in a striking appearance. This variety is easier to cultivate than the pure red stem form. The growth rate is in the mid-range, so this variety is highly recommended for the background in Nano Cubes. This delicate stem plant is also well suited for use in aquascaping layouts.

    • Rotala rotundifolia
    • 915

    • R10

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Rotala rotundifolia

    Growth height - 50 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageNanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyLythraceaeSpeciesRotala
    BreedingKopfstecklinge, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Small-leaved Rotala

    One of the classic aquarium stem plants is the Rotala rotundifolia. The species name refers
    to the round leaves that form above water. Below the surface, leaves are elongated and oval
    and display some fantastic colours even in normal lighting conditions. Strong lighting,
    plus high dosing with iron and micronutrients will give you an aquarium bursting with brilliant
    red tones! R. rotundifolia is also easy to shape with scissors. Attractive, colourful
    highlight in any Nano Cube.

    • Sagittaria platyphylla
    • 261

    • S10

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Sagittaria platyphylla

    Growth height - 20 cmOrigin countryAmerika
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesSagittaria
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 15 °dh
    Hints
    Broadleaved sagittaria

    Like Echinodorus, Sagittarias are members of the water plantain family. They are also resident in North and South America. Sagittaria platyphylla has a short rhizome. Submerged leaves are like ribbons and arranged almost in a rosette. They can grow up to 25 cm long. In an aquarium the ideal spot for these plants is in the midground, or the foreground in larger aquaria. They are very easy to care for at cooler water temperatures. They grow slowly and older outer leaves can be removed occasionally.

    • Sagittaria subulata var. Pusilla
    • 742

    • S30

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Sagittaria subulata var. Pusilla

    Growth height10 - 40 cmOrigin countryUSA
    UsageDiskusaquarium, NanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesSagittaria
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 15 °dh
    Hints
    Dwarf arrowhead

    This dwarf arrowhead is a beloved aquarium plant with very narrow, ribbon-like leaves. You could be forgiven for thinking at first glance that the leaves look like Vallisnerias. Sagittaria subulata var. pussila is highly variable and can grow anywhere from a few centimetres up to 40 cm tall. Under good lighting, this arrowhead variety stays nice and short for use in the foreground. Regularly removing any runners with longer leaves will help keep the carpet from overgrowing. Medium-hard to hard water is best for these plants, but they tolerate a variety of water temperatures.

    • Sagittaria subulata var. pusilla In-Vitro
    • 30063

    • S30

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Sagittaria subulata var. pusilla In-Vitro

    Growth height10 - 40 cmOrigin countryNordamerika (Ostküste), Südamerika
    UsageNanoCubeTypeRosettenpflanze
    FamilyAlismataceaeSpeciesSagittaria
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 15 °dh
    Hints

    This dwarf arrowhead is a much loved aquarium plant with very narrow, ribbon-like leaves. You could be forgiven for first thinking that the leaves look like Vallisnerias. Sagittaria subulata var. pussila is highly variable and can grow anywhere from a few centimetres up to 40 cm tall. Under good lighting, this arrowhead variety stays nice and short for use in the foreground. Regularly removing any runners with longer leaves will help keep the carpet short. Medium-hard to hard water is best for these plants, but they tolerate a variety of water temperatures.

    • Schismatoglottis roseaspatha
    • 30079

    • S70

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Schismatoglottis roseaspatha

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countryBorneo
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyAraceaeSpeciesSchismatoglottis
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 7Water hardness4 - 15 °dh
    Hints

    On our Borneo trip we discovered a plant with two different looks! Schismatoglottis is usually found on the banks of streams in the spray zone, living in close association with other arum plants. Here it can grow to a height of 50 cm or more. Underwater it looks completely different. The plants form compact cushions with very small leaf blades. In this form this plant is very similar to the well-known Cryptocorynes. Planted into coarse-grained substrates or attached to stone or wood, this species is an asset for any plant lover

    • Small Mbuna with A 21.0
    • 695

    • MB01

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Small Mbuna with A 21.0

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageGesellschaftsaquariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Small Mbuna with Anubias plants
    • Solenostoma tetragonum
    • 928

    • MP03

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Solenostoma tetragonum

    Growth height - 5 cmOrigin countryAustralien, Südostasien
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilySolenostomataceaeSpeciesSolenostoma
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hintsehemals: Blepharostoma trichophyllum
    Livermoss

    Solenostoma is a leafy liverwort. If you look closely you can see the very densely packed leaves. Hence the common name “Pearl Moss”. Widespread throughout tropical Asia and, as with most mosses, easy to look after and cultivate. Growth is slow but steady under medium light, creating small cushions. These can be divided at any time and replanted in another position. Very well-suited to Nano Cubes 10 L and up.

    • Spathiphyllum wallisii
    • 334

    • SU130

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Spathiphyllum wallisii

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageTerrariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Peace lily

    Glossy green, leathery, thick leaves, shade tolerant.

    • Staurogyne repens
    • 982

    • S40

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Staurogyne repens

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countryBrasilien
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyAcanthaceaeSpeciesStaurogyne
    BreedingKopfstecklinge, SeitentriebGrowth speedlangsam
    pH6 - 7Water hardness10 - 25 °dh
    Hints
    Staurogyne spec.

    This attractive new variety from Brazil is called Staurogyne repens, a member of the acanthus family. It looks a bit like a miniature Hygrophila but is an outstanding plant for the foreground. It grows very slowly and in good conditions will creep across the substrate. Staurogyne requires strong light and a good supply of nutrients via the substrate. Regularly trimming the shoot tips will encourage the plant to grow lots of new horizontal shoots, and will eventually give you a very nice, thick clump of plants. For aquascaping purposes, these beauties mix well with Hemianthus callitrichoides.

    • Staurogyne spec. 'Bihar'
    • 30032

    • S50

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Staurogyne spec. 'Bihar'

    Growth height - cmOrigin countryIndien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyAcanthaceaeSpeciesStaurogyne
    BreedingKopfsteckling, SeitentriebeGrowth speedschnell
    pH5 - 8Water hardness2 - 21 °dh
    Hints

    The acanthus Staurogyne spec. 'Bihar' is a new arrival in aquatics. In contrast to the well-known foreground species S. repens and S. spec. 'Porto Vehlo', it is a plant for the background. It grows well and is easy to care for. Due to its rapid growth, the stems should be trimmed regularly. The leaves on the shoot tips are usually slightly slotted and are strongly reminiscent of the well-known Hygrophila pinnatifida. With good lighting, the plant becomes brownish red with slightly pink coloured undersides of the leaves.

    • Staurogyne spec. 'Porto Vehlo'
    • 133

    • S20

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Staurogyne spec. 'Porto Vehlo'

    Growth height - 5 cmOrigin countryBrasilien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeStängelpflanze
    FamilyAcanthaceaeSpeciesStaurogyne
    BreedingKopfstecklingGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 7Water hardness5 - 8 °dh
    Hints

    The Staurogyne spec. Porto Vehlo from Brazil is a little known species in Europe. It is named after the capital of the state of Rondonia in the western part of Brazil. This plant from the acanthus family (like Hygrophila) has very narrow, pointed leaves. Good lighting promotes creeping growth and even a light purple colouring to the leaves. After settling in, the plants grow into dense cushions. Occasional thinning of the shoots promotes a strong plant. There is little experience of cultivation, but the growth is slower than the Staurogyne repens. A good CO2 supply and adequate micro-nutrients are absolutely essential.

    • Syngonium Pixie Compact
    • 283

    • SU153

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Syngonium Pixie Compact

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageTerrariumType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    Syngonium Pixie Compact

    Compact-growing, pale green ivy leaf with striking leaf design.

    • Taxiphyllum barbieri
    • 926

    • MP01

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Taxiphyllum barbieri

    Growth height5 - 10 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageAquascaping, Diskusaquarium, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyHypnaceaeSpeciesTaxiphyllum
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 9Water hardness0 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Java moss as a pad

    Taxiphyllum barbieri is erroneously called Java moss. “Real” Java moss, Vesicularia dubyana, was gradually phased out in the 1970s in favour of Taxiphyllum barbieri. It is an undemanding and very variable moss with several different growth habits. It grows well even in heavily shaded areas and is very tolerant of different water conditions. Anchoring the plants to logs and rocks will help create moss landscapes.

    • Taxiphyllum barbieri Scaper pad
    • 30024

    • MP13

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Taxiphyllum barbieri Scaper pad

    Growth height5 - 10 cmOrigin countrySüdwestasien
    UsageAquascaping, Diskusaquarium, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyHypnaceaeSpeciesTaxiphyllum
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 9Water hardness - 30 °dh
    Hints

    Java moss as a pad

    Taxiphyllum barbieri is erroneously called Java moss. “Real” Java moss, Vesicularia dubyana, was gradually phased out in 1970s in favour of Taxiphyllum barbieri. This is an undemanding and highly variable moss that displays several different growth habits. It grows well even in heavily shaded areas and is very tolerant of different water conditions. Anchoring the plants to logs and rocks will help create moss landscapes.

    • Taxiphyllum barbieri on driftwood with suction cup
    • 30015

    • T60

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Taxiphyllum barbieri on driftwood with suction cup

    Growth height - cmOrigin country
    UsageType
    FamilySpecies
    BreedingGrowth speed
    pH - Water hardness - °dh
    Hints
    • Taxiphyllum spec. Flammenmoos In-Vitro
    • 30064

    • T61

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Taxiphyllum spec. Flammenmoos In-Vitro

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyHypnaceaeSpeciesTaxiphyllum
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedlangsam
    pH0 - 18Water hardness0 - 18 °dh
    Hints

    This moss, which has not yet been definitively classified, is at home in Southeast Asia. The “flame” in the name relates to its exceptional growth behaviour: the upright shoots are more or less twisted and look like dancing flames. Care and cultivation are easy, and radical pruning is possible at any time. Binding the moss to free-standing logs and thin root branches will create an incredibly attractive look. This is a fantastic way of highlighting this plant’s growth characteristics

    • Taxiphyllum spec. Triangle moss
    • 927

    • MP02

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Taxiphyllum spec. Triangle moss

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyHypnaceaeSpeciesTaxiphyllum
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Triangle moss

    The origins of the triangle moss are unknown, but it possibly arrived from Taiwan. This moss spreads easily and often shoots its triangular stems straight upwards. Like most aquatic mosses it prefers fresh, clear water. Triangle moss, along with other moss varieties, is ideal for paludaria. Very interesting visual effects can be achieved by adding a miniature waterfall or small stream. Mosses will grow beautifully both above and below water. Experience nature in the comfort of your living room!

    • Taxiphyllum spec. triangle moss Scaper pad
    • 30023

    • MP12

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Taxiphyllum spec. triangle moss Scaper pad

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyHypnaceaeSpeciesTaxiphyllum
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedmittel
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
    Hints

    Triangle moss

    The origins of the triangle moss are unknown, but it possibly comes from Taiwan. This moss spreads easily and often shoots its triangular stems straight upwards. Like most aquatic mosses, it prefers fresh, clear water. Triangle moss, along with other moss varieties, is very compatible with paludaria. Very interesting visual effects can be achieved by adding a miniature waterfall or small brook. Mosses will happily grow both above and below the water. Experience nature in the comfort of your living room!

    • Taxiphyllum spec., pad
    • 930

    • MP05

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Taxiphyllum spec., pad

    Growth height - 10 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageNanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyHypnaceaeSpeciesTaxiphyllum
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness0 - 20 °dh
    Hints
    Flame Moss

    This not yet definitively classified moss originates in Southeast Asia. The "flame" in the name relates to its exceptional growth behaviour: The upright shoots are twisted to varying degrees and look like dancing flames. Care and cultivation are easy, and radical pruning is possible at any time. Attaching the moss to free-standing logs and thin root branches will create an especially attractive look. This is a fantastic way of highlighting this plant’s characteristic growth.

    • Utricularia graminifolia, Portion
    • 360

    • U01

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Utricularia graminifolia, Portion

    Growth height - 5 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyLentibulariaceaeSpeciesUtricularia
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedlangsam
    pH6 - 7.5Water hardness10 - 25 °dh
    Hints
    Grassy bladderwort

    Utricularia graminifolia is an elegant, light green foreground plant. We found this variety at an altitude of 2,000 m in fast-flowing water and emersed in the splash zone of small brooks in Sri Lanka. In aquaria this plant needs medium light to gradually produce a thick but very short carpet. Utricularia has a few unique characteristics: it is a carnivorous plant and produces special bladder traps to capture passing microorganisms. Fish and shrimps are perfectly safe, however.

    • Vallisneria australis 'Curly'
    • 393

    • V12

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Vallisneria australis 'Curly'

    Growth height - 200 cmOrigin countryZuchtform
    UsageBarschaquarium, DiskusaquariumType
    FamilyHydrocharitaceaeSpeciesVallisneria
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedschnell
    pH6 - 9Water hardness25 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Curly-leaved giant vallis

    After Vallisneria spiralis, Vallisneria australis is the most frequently cultivated plant in this genus. The growth habit of the 'Curly' variety features attractive, bullate leaves and adds a decorative effect to any background. Large aquaria are absolutely essential here since the leaves can reach 100 - 200 cm in length. Propagation occurs via runners, which should be removed regularly to prevent uncontrolled growth. These plants thrive best in medium-hard to hard water.

    • Vallisneria australis 'Gigantea'
    • 751

    • V10

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Vallisneria australis 'Gigantea'

    Growth height - 200 cmOrigin countryAustralien
    UsageBarschaquarium, DiskusaquariumType
    FamilyHydrocharitaceaeSpeciesVallisneria
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 9Water hardness25 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Giant vallis

    The giant Vallisneria is a highly variable aquatic plant that is native to Australia. Its long, narrow leaves can reach gigantic proportions under good conditions - up to 3 m in length is not uncommon. Giant Vallisneria is very popular for use in discus aquaria and aquaria for East African cichlids from the Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. These fish need harder water, which can be a problem for a lot of plants. Vallisneria australis ‘Gigantea’ actually prefers it.

    • Vallisneria australis 'Marbled'
    • 752

    • V11

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Vallisneria australis 'Marbled'

    Growth height - 200 cmOrigin countryAustralien
    UsageBarschaquarium, DiskusaquariumType
    FamilyHydrocharitaceaeSpeciesVallisneria
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 9Water hardness25 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Marbled giant vallis

    The 'Marbled' variety has very obvious marbling or linear markings. However, the dark olive green colour can only be maintained under good lighting. In terms of cultivation and care it has exactly the same needs as the giant Vallisneria. Planting tip: Like all giant Vallisnerias, V. australis 'Marbled' loves moving water and should be planted near to the filter outflow, since it is often found in flowing water in the wild.

    • Vallisneria nana
    • 386

    • V 20

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Vallisneria nana

    Growth height - 70 cmOrigin countryAustralien
    UsageBarschaquariumType
    FamilyHydrocharitaceaeSpeciesVallisneria
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 9Water hardness10 - 30 °dh
    Hints
    Narrow leaf vallis

    Vallisneria nana is new to the world of aquatics. The species name "nana" means dwarf. However, these plants only grow this way in their natural habitat in Australia. In our aquaria they can reach lengths of 30 to 70 cm. This makes this narrow-leaved variety more suitable for the background. It is very easy to cultivate and care for, but again it is important to keep any runners in check. CO2 supplementation promotes additional growth in all Vallisneria.

    • Vallisneria spiralis 'Torta'
    • 761

    • V41

    • 18 - 26 °C

    Vallisneria spiralis 'Torta'

    Growth height30 - 50 cmOrigin countryAfrika, Asien
    UsageBarschaquariumType
    FamilyHydrocharitaceaeSpeciesVallisneria
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedmittel
    pH6 - 9Water hardness10 - 30 °dh
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    Large corkscrew vallis

    A highly decorative variety of Vallisneria spiralis that develops in a twisted shape. Commercially, it is often known as "corkscrew vallis". Reaching a height of 30 to 50 cm, the leaves are much shorter than the original form. It is an undemanding plant in terms of cultivation, but prefers slightly stronger light than the regular V. spiralis. The 'Torta' variety is ideal for the midground of small and the background of larger aquaria.

    • Vallisneria spiralis 'Tortifolia'
    • 754

    • V40

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Vallisneria spiralis 'Tortifolia'

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    Small twisted vallis

    A decorative, dwarf species with tightly coiled leaves, forms large groups via runners, undemanding.

    • Vallisneria spiralis
    • 753

    • V30

    • 18 - 28 °C

    Vallisneria spiralis

    Growth height - 100 cmOrigin countryTropischer Kosmopolit
    UsageBarschaquarium, DiskusaquariumType
    FamilyHydrocharitaceaeSpeciesVallisneria
    BreedingAusläuferGrowth speedschnell
    pH6 - 9Water hardness10 - 30 °dh
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    Straight vallis

    Vallisneria spiralis is another classic aquarium plant. This undemanding aquatic plant produces ribbon-like leaves between 0.8 and 1.5 cm wide. Leaves sometimes reach up to 1 m in length. Care and cultivation are easy, and these plants are ideal for creating a living green backdrop. Runners that grow in the front area should be removed regularly. The species name "spiralis" refers not to the leaves, but to the spiralling flower stalks. This is also an ideal plant for cichlid aquaria.

    • Vesicularia ferriei – Weeping Moos In-Vitro
    • 30066

    • V62

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Vesicularia ferriei – Weeping Moos In-Vitro

    Growth height - cmOrigin countryChina, Japan
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyHypnaceaeSpeciesVesicularia
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 7Water hardness0 - 15 °dh
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    Hardly any other moss is as popular as the Java moss, Vesicularia ferriei. The commercial name ´Weeping Moos´ refers to the drooping fronds of this attractive moss. Ideally the moss is attached to roots or stones, where it quickly takes hold with fine holdfast roots. By trimming the moss cushion regularly, wonderful layouts can be created. Little miniature trees made of delicate roots and the weeping moss as the „treetop“ are a particular art form. This beautiful moss is very easy to care for and resilient.

    • Vesicularia ferriei – Weeping moss
    • 30029

    • MP014

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Vesicularia ferriei – Weeping moss

    Growth height - cmOrigin countryChina, Japan
    UsageAquascaping, Gesellschaftsaquarium, NanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyHypnaceaeSpeciesVesicularia
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 7Water hardness2 - 12 °dh
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    Hardly any other moss is as popular as the weeping moss, Vesicularia ferriei. The commercial name 'Weeping Moss' refers to the drooping fronds of this attractive moss. Ideally, the moss is attached to roots or stones, where it quickly takes hold with fine, holdfast roots. By trimming the moss cushion regularly, wonderful layouts can be created. Little miniature trees made of delicate roots and the weeping moss as the "treetop" are a particular art form. This beautiful moss is very easy to care for and resilient.

    • Vesicularia montagnei In-Vitro
    • 30065

    • T61

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Vesicularia montagnei In-Vitro

    Growth height - 5 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageAquascaping, NanoCubeTypeMoos
    FamilyHypnaceaeSpeciesVesicularia
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness4 - 18 °dh
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    This beautiful moss comes from the Sunda Islands of Indonesia. Commercially it is also known as „Christmas moss“. It takes its name from the overhanging branches that look like those of a Christmas tree. Undemanding and very easy to cultivate, and can be shaped via regular pruning. Like all mosses, V. montagnei grows well when attached to wood and rocks. This also makes it much easier to rearrange your hardscape any time you want.

    • Vesicularia montagneii
    • 204

    • MW05

    • 22 - 28 °C

    Vesicularia montagneii

    Growth height - 5 cmOrigin countrySüdostasien
    UsageNanoCubeType
    FamilyHypnaceaeSpeciesVesicularia
    BreedingTeilungGrowth speedlangsam
    pH5 - 8Water hardness10 - 20 °dh
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    Vesicularia montagneii on driftwood

    This beautiful moss comes from the Sunda Islands of Indonesia. Commercially, it is also known as "Christmas moss". It takes its name from the overhanging branches that look like those of a Christmas tree. Undemanding and very easy to cultivate, it can be shaped via regular pruning. Like all mosses, V. montagnei grows well when attached to wood and rocks. This also makes it much easier to rearrange your landscape any time you want.