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    Heteranthera zosterifolia

    Stargrass

    Heteranthera zosterifolia

    Stargrass

    • Branching, bushy stem plant
    • Light green coloration
    • Grass-like leaves
    • Stellate leaf formation
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    Description

    Heteranthera zosterifolia from South America is an especially beautiful aquarium plant. It ramifies well, which results in dense bushy plant groups after only a short time. Under strong lights it grows fast and needs frequent trimming to ensure that the lower leaves are still reached by the light. It often throws water roots on the stems. On shoots floating on the water surface, small blue flowers will grow above the waterline.

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

    Heteranthera zosterifolia is a beautiful stem plant with bright green lanceolate leaves. In its country of origin, Brazil, it usually grows in stangant waters and swampy regions.

    In the hobby, H. zosterifolia has been established for many years as a decorative plant for Dutch style aquaria as well as nature aquaria. Here it is used as contrasting plant in the fore-, the middle- and the background by simply cutting it to the desired height.

    Known as star grass by vernacular name, this plant is a great water quality indicator. A lack of nitrogen (in the form of NO3) lets the leaves become transparent before they wilt. A lack of phosphorous (in the form of PO4) changes the plant's bright green into a darker hue.

    H. zosterifolia is a relatively undemanding plant and grows well at medium light intensities without additional CO2 fertlisation. (read more)

    Common namesStargrass
    Complete botanical nameHeteranthéra zosterifólia Mart.
    FamilyPontederiaceae
    GenusHeteranthera
    Difficultyeasy
    UsageBackground, Midground
    Aquascapingwell-branched, bushy
    Growthfast
    pH value5 - 8
    Temperature tolerance10 - 30°C
    Carbonate hardness0 - 21°dKH
    PropagationCuttings
    Can grow emersed?yes
    SourceFlowgrow
    Common names
    Stargrass
    Complete botanical name
    Heteranthéra zosterifólia Mart.
    Family
    Pontederiaceae
    Genus
    Heteranthera
    Difficulty
    easy
    Usage
    Background, Midground
    Aquascaping
    well-branched, bushy
    Growth
    fast
    pH value
    5 - 8
    Temperature tolerance
    10 - 30°C
    Carbonate hardness
    0 - 21°dKH
    Propagation
    Cuttings
    Can grow emersed?
    yes
    Source
    Flowgrow

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    Customer reviews

    This item has been rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    Antje K.
    Absolut empfehlenswert
    30th March 2015
    Heteranthera zosterifolia - 1-2-GROW!
    Heteranthera zosterifolia - 1-2-GROW!
    Stargrass

    Die Pflanzen sind super angewachsen, erster Rückschnitt nach 4 Wochen! Verdeckt nun den Flipper im Becken, eindeutige Kaufempfehlung von mir!

    Sergio C.
    very good conditions and quality
    15th January
    Heteranthera zosterifolia - Pot
    Heteranthera zosterifolia - Pot
    Stargrass

    Beautiful. The plant was big and arrived in very good conditions and started growing immediately at high speed.

    Totally worth, I am very happy with it!

    Anja Z.
    Wächst herrlich
    9th November 2014
    Heteranthera zosterifolia - 1-2-GROW!
    Heteranthera zosterifolia - 1-2-GROW!
    Stargrass

    Anfangs war ich wegen dem dunklen Nährgel erschrocken, aber eine mail zu Aquasabi ließ mich dann aufatmen. Es ist bei manchen Pflanzen normal. (mehr lesen)