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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. This aquatic knotweed from Brazil probably belongs to Persicaria hydropiperoides that occurs from North to South America, but its species identity has not been confirmed yet. Under good lights and with an ample nutrient supply, Persicaria sp. "Sao Paulo" assumes intensive magenta tones 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. The emersed foliage is rather medium to dark green.
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".

As well as all Persicarias, this plant has a relatively high demand for macro- and micronutrients that are also taken up from the substrate. CO2 addition is recommendable. Rather strong lighting enhances its striking coloration. Its shoots are best planted in a group with a bit of space to each other. As well as other stem plants, it is propagated by cuttings.

This strikingly coloured stem plant is most effective when planted as a loose free-standing group in the midground. It. contrasts well with light green plants. Persicaria sp. "Sao Paulo" is also interesting as emersed plant for open aquariums, paludariums and Wabi-Kusa.

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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General information

Item no.
135.0030.00
EAN
Weight 0,11 kg
Shipping weight 0,11 kg

Customer reviews

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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