Bunch Plant - Vallisneria Gigantea

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Vallisneria gigantea, also known as Giant Vallisneria or Giant Eelgrass, is a captivating aquatic plant that thrives in freshwater environments around the world. With its striking appearance and remarkable adaptability, it has garnered attention from both aquarium enthusiasts and those interested in the natural world.

Here are some key details about Vallisneria gigantea:
  • Common Names: Eelgrass, Tape grass, Vals, or Vallis, Wild-celery.
  • Scientific Name: Vallisneria sp.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy.
  • Optimal Lighting: Medium.
  • Optimal pH: 6.5 – 8.0.
  • Optimal GH (General Hardness): 4 – 18.
  • Optimal Temperature: 20 – 28 °C (68 – 82 °F).
  • Placement in Tank: Background.
  • Size: 20 to 40+ cm (8 – 16 inches or more).
  • Propagation: By runners.


  • Vallisneria gigantea is a submersed perennial plant found in freshwater and brackish regions. It features tall, ribbon-like green leaves that grow from a basal meristem.
  • The plant is dioecious, meaning that a single plant has either male or female flowers. Female flowers float on the water surface, while male flowers develop at the base.
  • Vallisneria gigantea is ideal for placement in the background of planted tanks, and some varieties can also be used in mid-grounds for larger tanks.
  • Its leaves rise to the surface, forming dense green tangles suitable for breeding purposes of some fish species 

    Type: Stolon
    Origin: South Asia
    Growth Rate:
    Height: 20-40++cm
    Light Demand:
    CO2: Medium

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