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Tropica Nesaea Crassicaulis

by Tropica
$10.00
SKU TRO033B

NASAEA CRASSICAULIS

Nesaea crassicaulis from Africa is a beautiful and highly recommended aquarium plant, although it has high demands for light. It has red-brown, cognac-coloured leaves. Stems becomes 30-50 cm and 8-15 cm wide. Grows best in soft and slightly acidic water. Make sure the lower leaves get sufficient light, otherwise they will die off. This plant is similar to Ammannia species and is often mistaken for them. But in the aquarium it can be recognised by its yellow-green stems. Easy to propagate by side shoots or cuttings, which can be cut off and planted in the bottom.

PLANT INFO:

Type:

Stem

Origin:

Africa

Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

Growth rate:

Medium

Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.

Height:

20 - 30+

Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

Light demand:

Medium

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.

Plants that require a little extra:

  • The plants require 20-40 lumen (or ½ watt T5) per litre to thrive.

  • CO2 supply is recommended to help plants grow with good colour and density.

  • Weekly maintenance times of ½-1 hour will be required depending on the growth and development of the plants.

  • Bottom substrate and liquid fertilisers are required. Special fertiliser is recommended.