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Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo'

Sao Paulo smartweed

Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo'

Sao Paulo smartweed

  • One of the most colorful aquarium plants
  • Deep magenta
  • Strictly upright growth habit
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Description

One of the most beautifully coloured aquarium plants there is. This aquatic knotweed from Brazil has not been identified yet. Under good lights and with an ample nutrient supply it assumes intensive magenta-coloured hues when cultivated under water. The stems have a strictly upright growth habit. If you don't trim it the plant will grow out of the water and start to flower.

In trade, you usually get Persicaria sp. 'Kawagoeanum' under this name, however, we are proud to offer you the true, much more intensively coloured Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo'.

Persicaria (Polygonum) sp. 'Sao Paulo' is a phantastic new aquarium plant from Brazil. At the moment, the correct species name of this knotweed is still in the dark. When kept in the right conditions, this is probably the most intensively coloured plant species currently avaiable for aquaria. It is offered by the Japanese company Rayon Vert, and it is also available among hobbyists in the USA.
Unfortunately, under the name Polygonum sp. 'Sao Paulo' there is also another plant in trade, namely the very similar P. sp. 'Kawagoeanum', and it is even questionable if true 'Sao Paulo' is available in Europe at the moment.
Thus we will list some characteristics suitable for differentiating these rather similar knotweeds in the following.

a) Persicaria (Polygonum) sp. (read more)

Family Polygonaceae
Genus Persicaria
Difficulty medium
Colour magenta
Usage Accent (red), Semi-emersed plant for open tanks, Background, Midground
Aquascaping very colourful plant for accents
Growth fast
pH value 5 - 7
Temperature tolerance 18 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 14°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Cuttings
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Family
Polygonaceae
Genus
Persicaria
Difficulty
medium
Colour
magenta
Usage
Accent (red), Semi-emersed plant for open tanks, Background, Midground
Aquascaping
very colourful plant for accents
Growth
fast
pH value
5 - 7
Temperature tolerance
18 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness
0 - 14°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Cuttings
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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This item has been rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Sergio C.
very good conditions and quality
15th January 2018
Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo' - in Vitro XL
Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo' - in Vitro XL

The plant arrived in very good conditions and started growing immediately at good speed.

Totally worth, I am very happy with it!

Francisco G.
Desilusão
10th February
Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo' - in Vitro XL
Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo' - in Vitro XL

A embalagem in vitro que comprei não vinha em grandes condições e acabou toda de melar no aquário. Brevemente farei outra tentativa pois quero mesmo esta planta

Przemek L.
18th October 2013
Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo' - bunch
Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo' - bunch

Ich empfehle, wie immer, bin ich glücklich :)

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