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Blyxa japonica

Japanese rush

Blyxa japonica

Japanese rush

  • Forms grasslike bushes of medium height
  • Light green to reddish
  • Very popular in aquascaping
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Description

Blyxa japonica is a plant that only grows under water. It is found in low ponds, swamps and slow-flowing forest streams with a high iron content in the subtropic and tropic zones of East and South-East Asia. It forms beautiful relatively low-growing to medium-high grasslike bushes with very narrow green to reddish leaves. This Blyxa species is not overly difficult to cultivate if you fulfil some basic requirements: sufficient light (0.5-1 watts per litre or more), a CO2 supply and fertilisation with nitrate, phosphate, potassium and micronutrients. In an optimal environment and under sufficient light, the leaves will assume golden and reddish hues, and the plant will develop a more compact growth habit. Under insufficient light, B. japonica has a higher, lankier growth habit and it is green in colour.

Please be aware that the submerse form of this plant could contain snails and other invertebrates.

Blyxa japonica grows exclusively submersed, in shallow ponds, in swamps and slow-flowing woodland rivers rich in iron, in subtropic and tropical regions of East and South-East Asia. Throughout its area of distribution, it can also be found in rice paddies. This Blyxa species has become a very familiar plant in the aquarium hobby due to its attractive, grasslike, bushy habit.

Its cultivation is not especially difficult, if some basic requirements are met: sufficient light (0.5-1 watt per litre or more), CO2 supply and fertilisation with nitrate, phosphate, potassium and micronutrients. When cultivated in optimal conditions and under sufficient light, the plant displays golden and reddish hues and a more compact growth habit. Under insufficient light, B. japonica grows higher and greener, with a more lanky habit. (read more)

Common names Japanese Blyxa, Japanese bamboo plant, Japanese rush
Complete botanical name Blýxa japónica (Miq.) Maxim. ex Asch. & Gürke
Family Hydrocharitaceae
Genus Blyxa
Difficulty medium
Usage Midground, Foreground, group
Growth medium
pH value 5 - 6
Temperature tolerance 16 - 32°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 7°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Seeds, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? no
Source Flowgrow
Common names
Japanese Blyxa, Japanese bamboo plant, Japanese rush
Complete botanical name
Blýxa japónica (Miq.) Maxim. ex Asch. & Gürke
Family
Hydrocharitaceae
Genus
Blyxa
Difficulty
medium
Usage
Midground, Foreground, group
Growth
medium
pH value
5 - 6
Temperature tolerance
16 - 32°C
Carbonate hardness
0 - 7°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Seeds, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?
no
Source
Flowgrow

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Sylvia F.
Dachte eigentlich nicht noch mal...aber der zweite Versuch war besser
10th February 2016

Pflanze kam schon ziemlich lädiert an. Alle Blätter der Stängel sahen aus wie angefressen und waren löchrig. (read more)

Patrick W.
8th November 2013

War jetzt nich so mein Favorit. Ist bei mir eingegangen. Ist eh ne schwierige Pflanze.

Rolf K.
8th July 2013

...und sie wächst und wächst und wächst. Sehr schöne, dekorative Pflanze.

Perfekt geliefert.

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