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Proserpinaca palustris 'Cuba'

Mermaid weed

Proserpinaca palustris 'Cuba'

Mermaid weed

  • Light green to intense red in colour
  • Dense foliage
  • Comb-like divided leaves
  • Upright growth habit
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Description

A variant of Proserpinaca palustris found on the Isla de Juventud (Cuba). However this particular form is often labeled Proserpinaca palustris, without the affix "Cuba". Under good lights, it assumes a nice coppery red colour. Its characteristic variable serrate to feathered leaves contrast nicely against other aquarium plants.

Proserpinaca palustris, or mermaid weed, is distributed in the entire east and south-east of the USA, on some islands of the Caribbean as well as in Central and parts of South America in ditches, ponds, rivulets and swamplands. Throughout its wide area of distribution, this plant has developed many different varieties, depending on the region.

P. palustris is not really a new aquarium plant, it has been cultivated in the USA and Europe for decades. For example, it was presented in the publication "Wendt'sche Blaetter" in the 1950s. However, the mermaid weed only gained international attention when it was imported as new plant from Cuba by Tropica.
The Cuban variety of Proserpinaca palustris seems to differ from its conspecifics from North America. In European trade, there's probably only the Cuban form of the mermaid weed to be found. (read more)

Common names Mermaid weed
Complete botanical name Proserpináca palústris L.
Family Haloragaceae
Genus Proserpinaca
Difficulty medium
Usage Accent (red), Background, Midground
Aquascaping very colourful plant for accents
Growth medium
pH value 5 - 7
Temperature tolerance 10 - 28°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 18°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Cuttings
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Common names
Mermaid weed
Complete botanical name
Proserpináca palústris L.
Family
Haloragaceae
Genus
Proserpinaca
Difficulty
medium
Usage
Accent (red), Background, Midground
Aquascaping
very colourful plant for accents
Growth
medium
pH value
5 - 7
Temperature tolerance
10 - 28°C
Carbonate hardness
0 - 18°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Cuttings
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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General information

Item no.
135.0023.00
EAN
Weight 0,10 kg
Shipping weight 0,10 kg

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roberto i.
ottima pianta
13th July 2015
Proserpinaca palustris 'Cuba' - 1-2-GROW!
Proserpinaca palustris 'Cuba' - 1-2-GROW!

anche dopo cinque giorni di viaggio si presenta bene e rigogliosa. pianta molto resistente e in splendida forma nonostante la coltura in vitro cup abbondante consigliatissima... (read more)

Bülent S.
Tolle gesunde Pflanze in einem Topf
14th May 2015
Proserpinaca palustris 'Cuba' - pot
Proserpinaca palustris 'Cuba' - pot

Tolle gesunde Pflanze in einem Topf. Super schön und vor allem großer Topf. Wächst super schnell bei mir... Absolute Kaufempfehlung

Maximilian H.
Wunderschön
3rd December 2015
Proserpinaca palustris 'Cuba' - 1-2-GROW!
Proserpinaca palustris 'Cuba' - 1-2-GROW!

Diese Pflanze macht einfach immer wieder Spaß. Mit genügend Licht wird sie wunderschön rot an den Spitzen. In vitro:) .