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Polygonum sp. "Broad Leaf"
  • Polygonum sp. "Broad Leaf"

Polygonum sp. "Broad Leaf"

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Common Name: Polygonum Broad Leaf

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: High

Light Demand: High

Co2 Demand: High

Fertilizer Demand: High

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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Polygonum sp. "Broad Leaf" is a robust and visually striking aquatic plant known for its large, broad leaves. Belonging to the Polygonaceae family, this species is native to regions of Southeast Asia. The plant is recognized for its vibrant green foliage, which adds a bold and dynamic element to freshwater aquariums. The broad leaves create a captivating display, making Polygonum sp. "Broad Leaf" a popular choice among aquarists looking to create lush and visually appealing aquatic landscapes.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Polygonum sp. "Broad Leaf"
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Medium to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Medium to High
  • Temperature Range: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Polygonum sp. "Broad Leaf" thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions. Adequate light is essential for the plant to display its full potential and maintain healthy growth.

2. CO2 and Nutrients: Providing medium to high levels of CO2 enhances the plant's growth, and regular nutrient supplementation promotes vibrant foliage. A nutrient-rich substrate and liquid fertilizers contribute to overall plant health.

3. Water Parameters: Maintain a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5. The plant can adapt to various water hardness levels.

4. Planting: Plant individual stems in the substrate, allowing ample space between plants to accommodate the broad leaves. The plant's robust growth makes it suitable for midground to background placement in the aquarium.

5. Pruning: Regular pruning helps maintain the desired shape and prevents overcrowding. Trimming can be done by cutting the upper portions of the stems to encourage lateral branching.

6. Propagation: Polygonum sp. "Broad Leaf" can be propagated through stem cuttings. Cuttings can be replanted in the substrate, where they will develop roots and continue to grow.

7. Background Plant: Due to its size and broad leaves, Polygonum sp. "Broad Leaf" is often used as a background plant, providing a lush and dense backdrop in aquascapes.

8. Visual Impact: The bold and expansive foliage of Polygonum sp. "Broad Leaf" makes it a standout feature in planted aquariums. Its presence adds depth and texture to aquatic layouts, creating a visually appealing environment.

Polygonum sp. "Broad Leaf" is an excellent choice for aquarists seeking a robust and visually impactful plant to enhance the aesthetics of their aquarium. With proper care and attention to lighting and nutrient requirements, this species can thrive and become a focal point in planted tanks.



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