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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.

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 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
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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This item has been rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Sergio C.
very good conditions and quality
15th January 2018
Heteranthera zosterifolia - Pot
Heteranthera zosterifolia - Pot

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!

Antje K.
Absolut empfehlenswert
30th March 2015
Heteranthera zosterifolia - 1-2-GROW!
Heteranthera zosterifolia - 1-2-GROW!

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

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

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

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