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Elatine Hydropiper

Elatine Hydropiper 1

Origin: Asia and Europe

Type: Stem

Growth: Fast

Care Level: Medium

Height: 2 cm – 5 cm

Width: 2 cm – 30+ cm

Light demands: 0.50 Watt per litre

CO2 demands: 6-14 mg per litre

Description: Elatine Hydropiper comes from cooler waters in Europe and Eastern Asia. Elatine has compact, round and fresh light green leaves on creeping stalks and creates a fast-growing carpet in the front of the aquarium. The leaves are ½-1cm and somewhat bigger than e. g. Hemianthus Callitrichoides ”Cuba”. Planted in small bundles in the bottom bed. The plant can grow in light shadow under other plants, but requires good light conditions, as well as CO2 additive, in order to develop optimally and become really compact.

Elatine Hydropiper