Japanese Cress (Cardamine lyrata)

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Japanese Cress

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Japanese Cress

Cardamine lyrata



6.5 - 7.0

15 -25 °C (59-77°F)

Max Height

50 cm (19.7")

Max Width

30 cm (11.8")

Alternative Names and Variants[edit | edit source]

Japanese Cress, Chinese Ivy, Bitter Cress

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

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.

Identification[edit | edit source]

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.

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