Limnophila sp. “Vietnam” has only been known in Europe since around 2010 in the aquarium hobby, and it is still hard to come by. This delicate plant is a great discovery for aquascaping. Given that it is under intensive light it develops creeping well-ramifying 3 to 4 cm wide shoots, which makes it a great ground cover. Dense populations grow higher after some time, comparable to the much slower-growing Staurogyne repens. With L. sp. “Vietnam” you can create dense bushes that can be kept in form by regular trimming. This plant is especially well-suited for “mountain” layouts, e.g. creeping down a hill or as a light green accent between rocks and driftwood. Its decorative appearance is enhanced by its very narrow, pointed leaves growing in whorls and the star-like shoot tips. Under strong light, the central veins of the leaves and the stems can assume a reddish hue.
|Usage||Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover|
|pH value||4 – 7|
|Temperature tolerance||15 – 30°C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 – 7°dKH|
|General hardness||0 – 30°dGH|
|Propagation||Runners, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
|Can grow emersed?||yes|