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Proserpinaca Palustris
  • Proserpinaca Palustris

Proserpinaca Palustris

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Common Name: Red Aqua Rose

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Advanced

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: Proserpinaca Palustris, commonly known as Mermaid Weed, is an aquatic plant cherished for its delicate and whorled foliage, adding a touch of elegance to freshwater aquariums. Belonging to the watermilfoil family (Haloragaceae), this species is characterized by its intricately arranged leaves that resemble a graceful underwater dance. The plant's vibrant green coloration and unique leaf structure make it a captivating choice for aquascaping enthusiasts seeking to create visually appealing aquatic landscapes.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Proserpinaca Palustris
  • Family: Haloragaceae
  • Origin: North America
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Medium to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
  • Temperature Range: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.5-7.5
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Proserpinaca Palustris thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions. Adequate lighting is essential for promoting robust growth and maintaining the plant's vibrant coloration.

2. CO2 and Nutrients: While it can adapt to low to medium CO2 levels, supplementing carbon dioxide can enhance its growth. Providing a balanced fertilizer regimen with micronutrients supports the development of healthy foliage.

3. Water Parameters: Maintain a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.5-7.5. Proserpinaca Palustris can adapt to various water hardness levels.

4. Planting: Plant the stem cuttings in the substrate, allowing them to take root and develop into bushy clusters. Due to its whorled growth pattern, Proserpinaca Palustris is often used as a midground or background plant in aquascapes.

5. Pruning: Regular pruning encourages lateral branching and maintains the plant's compact shape. Trim any excessive growth and remove any yellowing or damaged leaves to promote overall health.

6. Propagation: Propagation is achieved through stem cuttings. Simply cut a healthy stem and replant it in the substrate. Ensure that each cutting has a sufficient number of leaves for successful propagation.

7. Aquascape Compatibility: Proserpinaca Palustris adds a dynamic and visually striking element to planted aquariums. Its whorled foliage creates a captivating contrast with other aquatic plants and hardscape elements.

8. Substrate and Planting Depth: Plant the stem cuttings in a nutrient-rich substrate, providing enough depth for the roots to anchor securely. Consider grouping multiple stems together to create lush clusters.

Proserpinaca Palustris is a captivating choice for aquarists who appreciate the intricate beauty of aquatic plants. With its whorled foliage and adaptable nature, this plant enhances the aesthetics of planted tanks, making it a valuable addition to aquascapes of various styles and sizes.



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