Eriocaulon Cinereum UNS Tissue Culture
Common Name: Erio Cinereum, Eriocaulon 'Polaris'
Eriocaulon Cinereum is a small and attractive pipewort plant thats considered both rare and harder to keep. This aquatic plant can be finicky and it requires softer water with a rich substrate to thrive since it mainly draws nutrients from the root system. Lighting needs to be intense and CO2 injection is a must if you want this plant to thrive. Eriocaulon makes an excellent addition to the foreground due to its miniature size and looks great in aquariums of all sizes. Eriocaulon species are still harder to find and rarely sold outside of the hobbyist marketplace.
Eriocaulon Cinereum Specifications
Please note, all stats are provided as general guidelines. Factors such as height, size and overall success can vary depending on care and environment.
- Family name: Eriocaulaceae
- Origin: Asia
- Height: 1-3"
- Care: Difficult
- Lighting: Medium to High
- CO2: Required
- Propagation: Separate and replant
- Growth rate: Slow
- Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro in laboratories 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.
- Remove tissue culture gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away or soak the plant in water and squeeze the gel off, gently.
- Cryptocoryne do not prefer to be moved once planted. If possible, do not uproot them once planted and established!
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt of the aquarium plant.
- For instructions on how to properly plant tissue culture aquarium plants, click here.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.