Japanese Cress (Cardamine lyrata)
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6.5 - 7.0
50 cm (19.7")
30 cm (11.8")
Alternative Names and Variants
- Japanese Cress, Chinese Ivy, Bitter Cress
- This is actually a terrestrial marsh plant but has been successfully acclimated to living fully submersed. Should be planted in groups and temperatures should not exceed 28°C (82.4°F) as this will cause the leaves to be smaller and it to generally be more leggy.
- An attractive bright green plant with rounded leaves with ruffled edges. It has Aacharacteristic trailing growth form makes it highly decorative, and "water roots often form on the plant itself.