Common Name: Pondweed
The Potomageton Gayi, or pondweed, is a narrow-leafed and delicate plant from the ponds and rivers of southern South america, outside of the tropical regions. It grows submerged, at a fast rate, and is a popular species in the aquarium hobby.
Typical of the Potamogeton genus, this species grows with thin rhizomes creeping and spreading from the substrate. Vertical stems grow upward from these rhizomes. These stems are thin, soft, and translucent, and range in color from green to orange-brown, depending on light.
The species isn’t too picky about fertilizer, and has a wide range of tolerance for water hardness. It grows prolifically, and frequent pruning is required. Pondweed is aesthetically versatile, being suitable in the midground or background of medium to large tanks. In large and well-lit aquariums, it can be trimmed short and mixed with bright green plants in the foreground. Its fine leaves give good contrast with broader-leaved stem plants.
Family Name: Potamogetonaceae
Origin: Southern South America
Height: 1.6” - 4.7”
pH: 6.0 - 8.0
Light: Medium to High
Co2: Low to Medium
Propagation: Runners, Cuttings
Growth Rate: Fast
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For the safety of these magical plants, we only ship Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. Orders placed after 1pm Pacific Time will be shipped the following day.
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