Vallisneria Americana

Common Name: Jungle Val, Wild Celery, Tape Grass, Eel Grass Notes: Vallisneria are heavy root feeders and should be planted deeply in quality aquarium soil. Vallisneria grows very large and tall making them suitable for larger planted aquariums. Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will resu...Read more


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Common Name: Jungle Val, Wild Celery, Tape Grass, Eel Grass

Notes:

  • Vallisneria are heavy root feeders and should be planted deeply in quality aquarium soil.
  • Vallisneria grows very large and tall making them suitable for larger planted aquariums.
  • Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
  • Please be sure to remove this plant from its wrap. Remove the foam surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate. For instructions on how to properly prep “bunched“ aquarium plants, click here.
  • CO2 injection will yield better growth.
  • Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.

Vallisneria Americana is a popular background plant for any aquarium.  This plant grows fast and tall, spreading quickly to cover your aquarium.  The leaves are long like other Vallisneria species and grow in a twisted shape which can have a spectacular effect when fully grown in.  

This plant is said to tolerate some levels of salinity so may be able to survive in a brackish environment.  Propagation is easy and straight forward. This plant will produce lateral shoots which can be cut and replanted.  

Family: Hydrocharitaceae

Region: Cosmopolitan

Height: 8-12"

pH: 6-7.5

Care: Moderate

Light: Moderate to High

Co2: Recommended 

Propagation: Cut lateral shoots 

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