Water Sprite (Cabomba aquatica)

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Water Sprite

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Water Sprite

Cabomba aquatica

Easy

pH

5.0 - 8.0

[[Minimum temperature::20 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::28 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

6-20 °d

Max Height

30 cm (11.8")

Max Width

20 cm (7.9")



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Alternative names

Water Sprite

Environment specifics

A hardy plant suitable for beginners. Requires good lighting, and will eat up nutrients to help prevent algae problems. Can over-shadow smaller plants, and if CO2 is in use can over-run the tank.
Can be used as a floating plant, very good for tanks raising livebearers. When rooted the crown will grow larger and larger fronds until you have to trade it in for fish food credit at your local pet store.

Propagation

No effort is necessary. Broken bits of leaves will grow roots and larger leaves. If planted in the substrate the plant will form immense crowns, any cuttings or breakage will result in new plants.

Identification

A bushy plant with fern-like leaf.
When rooted these can get huge in a matter of months

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