Very beautiful plants easy to maintain. The leaves look like light green ribbons that can reach 80 cm long and then cover the surface of the aquarium. The leaves of the vallisneria spiralis are narrower than those of the gigantea. This is the main difference between the two species. Vallisneria gigantea is also more robust than spiralis.
It can be placed at the back of the bin or on one side. When planting it, care should be taken not to push it too far into the ground.
Vallisneria Spiralis Care
Its multiplication is fast by stolon: a foot will make a rejection a little further, in the manner of strawberries. It is necessary to wait until the new growth reaches 15 cm before cutting the branching between the “mother” plant and the new shoot.
She appreciates a PH between 6 and 9, a temperature of 20 to 28 °. Beyond 28 °, at home it suffers a lot and these leaves turn yellow and fall. Finally, a strong current does not suit him. It also requires rich soil and significant light intensity.
When the leaves are too long and cover the surface they can be cut into bevels. Do not cut too short otherwise the end may rot. Better to cut them just below the surface. Note that the leaves thus cut will continue to grow, but one more slowly. The end of the leaves that cover the surface is tinged with pink under sufficient lighting.