Common Name: Blyxa Roundfruit
Blyxa Aubertii is an aquarium plant that features a grass-like appearance. It has varying coloration depending on the environment it is kept in. It can range from a green hue to deeper red tones when provided with optimal conditions. While not as popular as Blyxa Japonica, Blyxa Aubertii has also been in the aquarium hobby for quite some time but is still considered a rare aquatic plant. This plant grows with little demand, making it a great option for beginners and experienced aquascapers alike. Although Blyxa Aubertii is relatively hardy, it does best when grown under high light with CO2 injection and fertilization. When kept in a nutrient rich substrate such as Controsoil, this plant will really take off and fill in your aquarium.
Blyxa can be propagated by cutting the runners or small plantlets that develop from the mother plant. New shoots will grow horizontally from the base of a more established plant, similar to Swords and Vals.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
- Please be sure to remove this plant from its pot. Remove the cotton surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate. For instructions on how to properly prep "potted" aquarium plants, click here.
- CO2 injection will yield better growth.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Hydrocharitaceae
Light: Medium to High
Propagation: Cut stem and replant
Growth rate: Moderate to Fast