Ranunculus Inundatus - Bulk Pack of 10 POTS
Common Name: Ranunculus Inundatus
Plant Use: Midground
Difficulty Level: Medium
Light Demand: Medium
Co2 Demand: Medium
Fertilizer Demand: Medium
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Description: Ranunculus Inundatus, commonly known as Water Crowfoot, is an aquatic plant renowned for its delicate and frilly foliage, adding a touch of elegance to freshwater aquariums. Belonging to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), this species is recognized for its finely dissected leaves that create a feathery and intricate appearance underwater. The plant's bright green coloration and unique leaf structure make it a sought-after choice for aquascaping enthusiasts looking to introduce a graceful element to their aquatic landscapes.
- Scientific Name: Ranunculus Inundatus
- Family: Ranunculaceae
- Origin: Native to Australia and New Zealand
- Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
- Lighting Requirements: Medium to High
- CO2 Requirement: Medium to High
- Temperature Range: 59-77°F (15-25°C)
- pH Range: 6.5-7.5
- Propagation: Runners, Division
1. Lighting: Ranunculus Inundatus thrives in medium to high lighting conditions. Adequate light is crucial for maintaining the plant's compact and lush growth.
2. CO2 and Nutrients: Supplementing carbon dioxide in the aquarium benefits the plant's growth. Additionally, providing a nutrient-rich substrate and a balanced fertilizer regimen supports the development of healthy frilly foliage.
3. Water Parameters: Maintain a temperature range of 59-77°F (15-25°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.5-7.5. Ranunculus Inundatus can adapt to various water hardness levels.
4. Planting: Plant the runners or divisions in the substrate, allowing them to spread and create a carpet-like effect. Due to its frilly and finely dissected leaves, Ranunculus Inundatus is often used as a foreground or midground plant in aquascapes.
5. Pruning: Regular pruning helps control the spread of the plant and prevents it from overshadowing other aquarium inhabitants. Trim any excessive growth and remove any discolored or damaged leaves to maintain a neat appearance.
6. Propagation: Ranunculus Inundatus can be propagated through runners or by dividing the plant. Once the plant has established a healthy root system, it will produce runners that can be replanted in the substrate.
7. Aquascape Compatibility: Ranunculus Inundatus adds a charming and graceful element to planted aquariums. Its intricate foliage creates a visually appealing contrast with other aquatic plants and provides a naturalistic feel to the aquascape.
8. Substrate and Planting Depth: Plant the runners or divisions in a nutrient-rich substrate, providing enough depth for the roots to anchor securely. Ensure that the plant receives sufficient substrate coverage for optimal growth.
Ranunculus Inundatus is an excellent choice for aquarists seeking to create a visually striking aquascape with intricate and frilly foliage. With proper care and attention to lighting and nutrient needs, this aquatic plant can thrive, bringing a touch of underwater elegance to the aquarium environment.