Common Name: Red Watermilfoil
Myriophilim Tuberculatum, also known as the Red Watermilfoil, lives in the slow-flowing and stagnant waters of Southeast Asia and Australia. The species features vibrantly-colored, red and orange leaves that look like tree needles, but grow diagonally upward.
It is not an easy plant to cultivate. The M. Tuberculatum needs intensive light of at least 0.8 watts per litre, and high levels of CO2 injection. Nitrates should be kept to between 5 - 15 mg/l, and phosphates to between 1 - 2 mg/l. If either of these main nutrients fall below zero, the plant’s growth will be severely stunted. The species also needs plenty of iron and micronutrients to reach its full size and color, or else it will end up as a dark and small plant.
Red Watermilfoil, if kept in the right conditions, will grow quickly to the water’s surface, where it will produce numerous lateral shoots and form a bushy configuration. One can trim the species by removing the old stem, and re-planting its upper part. (The rooted, lower part will sprout new shoots slower.) To propagate the plant, simply cut off a lateral shoot and re-plant it into the substrate.
With its rusty red/orange coloration, the Myriophilim Tuberculatum is perfect for setting great accents, in the midground or background, or in a Dutch style “street.” The species is a fiery eye-catcher, and accompanies the green Myriophyllum and Limnophila well. Its moderate size and fine leaves also make it usable in small tanks.
Family Name: Haloragaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
pH: 5.0 - 7.0
Growth Rate: Fast
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