Heteranthera Zosterifolia Aquatic Farmer Tissue Culture
Common Name: Stargrass
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.
Heteranthera Zosterifolia is a marsh plant originating from Brazil. It is commonly referred to as Stargrass due to its sharp and spiky 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.
Propagate 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. 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: Pontederiaceae
Origin: South America
pH: Adaptable to a range of conditions
Co2: Not Required
Propagation: Trim ends of stems, group several together and plant in substrate.
Growth rate: Medium