Limnobium laevigatum from South America is a decorative floating plant that is particularly suitable for open aquariums. 1-5 cm tall and leaves from 5-15 cm wide. It is also good in traditional aquariums, because the fine, long and decorative roots provide protection to Gouramis and other surface fish that like the roots of floating plants. If there are enough nutrients in the water and the light intensity is good, new leaves will appear above the water surface. It may become necessary to remove some to avoid that the plants beneath it still gets some light. When the nutrient level in the water decreases, it will grow much slower which makes it a great indicator of the available nutrients.
Considered easy to grow
Helps prevent algae propagation in the aquarium
Indicates presence of nutrients in the water
Grows to heights of 3 - 5cm+
Low light demand of around 0.5W/L
Low CO2 demand of approx 0-5mg/L
Latest Customer Reviews
Tropica Limnobium laevigatum
Really good little plant. Looks brilliant in my tank.