Heteranthera Zosterifolia

Common Name: Stargrass Heteranthera Zosterifolia is a marsh plant originating from Brazil.  It is commonly referred to as Stargrass due to its sharp and spikey leaf formations.   This plant grows best with moderate light and CO2 levels around 6-14ppm. For super dense growth, use high light and CO2. Bright light will yi...Read more


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Description

Common Name: Stargrass

Heteranthera Zosterifolia is a marsh plant originating from Brazil.  It is commonly referred to as Stargrass due to its sharp and spikey leaf formations.  

This plant grows best with moderate light and CO2 levels around 6-14ppm. For super dense growth, use high light and CO2. Bright light will yield bushy growth, while moderate light yields looser, upward growth. Once Stargrass is established it will need to be pruned, as it can grow unruly when left unchecked. This plant will tolerate substantial pruning, so you can let it grow large and dense and then trim it into a desired shape if you wish.

Propogate by trimming the ends of stems, then group several together and bury them together in the substrate. Make sure that other foliage does not cover them

Family Name: Pontederiaceae

Origin: South America

Height: 6-12"

pH: Adaptable to a range of conditions

Care: Easy

Light: Medium

Co2: Not Required

Propagation: Trim ends of stems, group several together and plant in substrate.

Growth rate: Medium 

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