Elatine Hydropiper Tissue Culture
Tissue culture plants are grown in vitro from a state of the art laboratory specialized in propagating aquatic plants. They provide the best option for those who want to ensure that absolutely zero unwanted pests are introduced into the aquarium.
Elatine Hydropiper is a rare aquatic foreground that's both hard to come by and hard to grow. It looks like a miniature Glosso and the leaves stay smaller and closer to the substrate.
High lighting and Co2 injection is necessary to keep this plant low growing. Vertical growing thin stalks are an indication of lack of lighting while yellowing leaves can mean nutrition deficiency. Thin leaves can also hint at a lack of Co2. This plant grows at a moderate rate but will require regular trimming to prevent uprooting
This plant can grow submerged or emersed in dry start aquariums and Wabi Kusa. Because this plant is small with tiny roots, it can prove difficult to keep planted into the substrate. In this case, dry start can help by allowing time for the roots to anchor into the substrate before flooding the tank.
Remove tissue culture gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away or soak the plant in water and squeeze the gel off with your fingers.
Family Name: Elatinaceae
Light: Medium to High
Propagation: Cut new growth along with roots
Growth rate: Moderate to Fast