Heteranthera zosterifolia from South America is an extremely beautiful plant which forms a lot of side shoots and thus quickly forms a bushy plant group.
Stems can become 30-50 cm tall and 6-12 cm wide.
In strong light growth is intensive, and the plant must be pruned before it becomes so compact that no light reaches the lower leaves.
Water roots often form on the stem.
In open aquariums it forms small blue flowers if some shoots are allowed to spread on the surface.
|Origin:||South America||Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.|
|Growth rate:||High||Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.|
|Height:||20 - 30+||Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.|
|Light demand:||Low||The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.|
|CO2 :||Medium||A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.|