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Hottonia palustris

Featherfoil

Hottonia palustris

Featherfoil

  • Shoot tips resemble snow crystals
  • Intense green coloration
  • Also suitable for cold water tanks
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Description

Hottonia palustris grows into highly decorative light green bushes with feathered leaves. The shoot tips have the form of snow crystals. This aquatic plant originally comes from Europe, and it is not only suitable for cold-water tanks but also for moderately warm tropical aquaria. It needs strong light (at least 0.5 watts/litre) and must never ever be placed in the shade. Otherwise the lower parts of the plant will rot away. It ought to have a regular nitrate and phosphate supply, the injection of CO2 will result in a vital, strong appearance. Hottonia palustris is great as bush in the middle ground of the aquarium. Its bushy ramified growth habit of the slanting ascending stems can be enhanced by regular trimming. Also known under the erroneous name Hottonia inflata in trade and in the hobby, however, the latter is another species not in cultivation at all.

Hottonia palustris is native to Europe, an aquatic plant with pinnate, alternate leaves. It is endangered, critically endangered or already extinct in several regions. In Germany, the water violet or featherfoil is legally protected, and according to the German "Red List" of 1996, it is an endangered species there. Although still quite widely spread in the North German Plain, its overall populations are receding. Featherfoil e.g. grows in shaded, muddy-peaty ditches or on the edges of oxbow lakes, forming dense submersed populations. Only its beautiful flower stalks reach above the waterline in May and June. If the location falls dry, the plant forms low-growing, matlike emersed populations. It is a known medicinal plant in natural medicine. It is illegal to collect Hottonia palustris from the wild, however, it is readily available for ponds or aquariums in trade. (read more)

Common names Featherfoil
Misapplied names Hottonia inflata
Complete botanical name Hottónia palústris L.
Family Primulaceae
Genus Hottonia
Difficulty medium
Usage Midground
Aquascaping fine-leaved, well-branched, bushy
Growth fast
pH value 5 - 7
Temperature tolerance 4 - 28°C
Carbonate hardness 2 - 14°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Cuttings
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Common names
Featherfoil
Misapplied names
Hottonia inflata
Complete botanical name
Hottónia palústris L.
Family
Primulaceae
Genus
Hottonia
Difficulty
medium
Usage
Midground
Aquascaping
fine-leaved, well-branched, bushy
Growth
fast
pH value
5 - 7
Temperature tolerance
4 - 28°C
Carbonate hardness
2 - 14°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Cuttings
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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Andrea T.
Super
28th October 2014
Hottonia palustris - pot
Hottonia palustris - pot

Ich bin sehr sehr zufrieden mit den Pflanzen. Top Qualität und sicherer, super schneller Versand. Würde jederzeit wieder bestellen, aber jetzt ist das Aquarium erstmal bepflanzt. (read more)

Yannick P.
Gute Pflanze!
20th July 2016
Hottonia palustris - pot
Hottonia palustris - pot

Die Pflanze war von hervorragender Qualität, angewachsen ist drei Tagen und schiebt Triebe ohne Ende! So macht Aquascaping richtig Spaß!

Saim D.
Top Qualität
16th March 2016
Hottonia palustris - pot
Hottonia palustris - pot

Obwohl es zu mir ins Ausland geschickt worden ist und das Wochenende dazwischen war, kam die Pflanze noch ganz frisch an. Super Verpackung.

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