Ammannia gracilis

Ammannia gracilis
Plant Type:
Stem, Accent (red), Background, Midground, Street (Dutch style)
Height: 20 - 50 cm; Width: 12 - 20 cm
Carbon Dioxide (CO2):
10-40 mg/l
12 to 32 °C / 22 to 28 °C (Optimum)

Ammannia gracilis can be found in the swampy regions of West Africa , with the first species introduced by aquarist P. J. Bussink who discovered them in Liberia. Because of it's stunning beauty and moderate required accommodations, the Ammannia gracilis is a very popular plant to use in aquamarine systems. When maintained with adequate lighting, this colorful, large and robust stem plant will grow from the floor of the aquarium to the water's surface.

The Ammannia gracilis prefers water that is soft and slightly acidic, but easily adapts to other environments, But because of his sensitivities to our, a lacking adequate our supply will cause the color of the leaves to fade, and an excessive amount of are will cause the red to lose its vibrancy while increasing the length of the stems. What are levels that are low and nitrates but high and phosphate as well as micronutrients tend to allow this plant to bloom to its most brightest and vivid colors. Because of its length and eye-catching color, this plant is normally utilize as a background plan or one kept in the middle area is a contrast against green plants.