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TROPICA Proserpinaca palustris 'Cuba' 1-2-GROW!

by Tropica
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$10.00
SKU TRO037CTC

Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.

Proserpinaca is a stem plant, 10-40 cm tall and 5-10 cm wide.

Cultivated in closed cups and delivered with saw-toothed leaves, which after a transitional period in the aquarium develop into long, finely denticulated, needle-like leaves.

In good light conditions it turns a beautiful copper colour and its characteristic appearance is a pleasing contrast to the other plants.

Proserpinaca palustris varies in form according to its origin. The Tropica cultivar is found on the Isla de la Juventud off Cuba. In the USA the plant is commonly known as "mermaid weed''.

Plant info

Type:

Stem

Origin:

South America

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:

10 - 30+

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

Light demand:

High

The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.

CO2 :

High

A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.


1-2-GROW!

Small plants with great success. 1•2•Grow! Are very young plants cultivated and delivered directly from our laboratory. The plants are guaranteed to be free from snails, algae and pesticides and therefore are totally harmless for sensitive shrimp and fish. The range offers unique plants!

Success with your aquarium depends largely on the proper plant choice. In a 1•2•Grow! cup you buy a myriad of plants which can be divided into small portions and cover a larger area. Plants are compact from the start so you will experience a dense and beautiful growth, if you give them the right fertiliser and CO2 from the start! The range is perfect for small and medium sized aquariums, and your patience will be rewarded...

The range offers several mosses and specialties such as Rotala macrandra, Rotala 'Bonsai' and mini versions of traditional varieties such as Alternanthera and Eleocharis.

See our video about how to handle these plants here or read below.

  1. Carefully take the plant out of the cup and rinse off the growing media under the tap.

  2. Split the plant in 6-8 portions using your fingers or sharp scissors (for small foreground plants).

  3. Plant portions into the substrate using tweezers. Then watch them grow!

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