Bunch Plant - Vallisneria nana

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Vallisneria nana

also known as dwarf Vallisneria, is a delightful aquatic plant that adds grace to freshwater aquariums. Let’s dive into the details of this charming plant:

  • Common Name: Dwarf Vallisneria
  • Scientific Name: Vallisneria nana
  • Description:
    • Dwarf Vallisneria features thin, grass-like leaves that resemble tall hairgrass.
    • Its leaves are dark green and narrower than other Vallisneria varieties, measuring less than 1 cm (0.4 inches) wide.
    • The plant grows to a height of 10 to 15 inches (25 to 40 cm).
    • Unlike some other Vallisneria species, it takes a bit more time to establish itself in the aquarium.
    • Dwarf Vallisneria is suitable for smaller aquariums or as a foreground plant.
  • Habitat:
    • Vallisneria nana is native to Australia.
    • It thrives in freshwater environments.
  • Care Requirements:
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Optimal Lighting: Medium
    • Optimal pH: 6.5 – 8.0
    • Optimal GH: 4 – 18
  • Optimal Temperature: 20 – 28 °C (68 – 82 °F)
    • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
    • Placement in Tank: Suitable for foreground or smaller aquariums
    • Size: 10 to 15 inches (25 to 40 cm)
    • Fertilizers: Not needed to low
    • CO2: Not needed to low
  • Background Information:
    • Vallisneria is a genus of aquatic plants within the family Hydrocharitaceae.
    • It has a cosmopolitan distribution, with diverse species found in North America, South America, Africa, Eurasia, and Australia.
    • Vallisneria species are hydrophytes, meaning they live submerged in water bodies.
    • Their leaves rise to the surface, forming dense green tangles suitable for breeding purposes.
    • Dwarf Vallisneria is a relatively new addition to the aquarium hobby, originating from Central/South America 
Type: Stolon
Origin: NA, SA, Africa, Eurasia, Australia
Growth Rate:
Height: 25-40cm
Light Demand:
CO2: Low

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