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This Lagenandra from Sri Lanka is a rather rare aquarium plant. It develops an upright leaf rosette; due to its slow growth it stays small for a long time. The leaves are dark-green and silvery shining on the upper surface. Full-grown plants get about 40 cm tall and are recommended for the midground and background of the aquarium. This species prefers rather higher temperatures between 24 and 28 °C. It can be propagated by cutting the strong creeping rhizome. Lagenandra thwaitesii is also well suited for paludariums. When it grows emersed, occasionally its interesting brown-red inflorescences appear.
|Complete botanical name||Lagenándra thwaitésii Engl.|
|pH value||6 - 7|
|Temperature tolerance||12 - 28°C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 - 14°dKH|
|General hardness||0 - 30°dGH|
|Propagation||Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
|Can grow emersed?||yes|
|Complete botanical name|
|Lagenándra thwaitésii Engl.|
|6 - 7|
|12 - 28°C|
|0 - 14°dKH|
|0 - 30°dGH|
|Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
|Can grow emersed?|