Growth Rate: Fast
Lighting: Medium to Very High
Origin:Southern Mexico to Northern Argentina
Additional Info: Can be planted or left to float around. Looks great either way. The versatility of this plant is vast in the way you can use it as a background by letting it grow into a giant tall mass of miniature lily shaped leaves up the back and even poke out the top of your aquarium. Or you can keep the “mass” short to use as a mid-ground plant. It will not develop large roots so weighing it down may be needed although it will root slightly if planted in the substrate. It draws most of its nutrients in via the leaves and miniature root systems that develop all over the plant discreetly and directly under each leaf. It has a temperature range of 18-30 degrees making it ideal for outdoor ponds in the summer, or indoor cold water and tropical fish tanks.
Great for aquariums and ponds. For those of you with ponds: You can let this one float without a pot OR you can pot this one and place it in a semi-shallow area near the edge and let it creep along the surface of the water and around the edges. If your pond is dirted then plant near the edge in the shallow areas.
-Pond Potting instructions: Line a plastic mesh pond pot with high-flow weed matting (available at Bunnings in a grey roll), fill with Daltons Aquatic Mix and then cap with a fine washed pebble to stop the aquatic mix from escaping the pot. Remove bottom 3cm or so of leaves from your stems and plant them about 1-3 inches apart. THEN lower the pot into your pond very slowly to avoid making a mess.