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Limnobium Laevigatum
  • Limnobium Laevigatum

Limnobium Laevigatum

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Common Name: Amazon Frogbit

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Easy

Light Demand: Low

Co2 Demand: Low

Fertilizer Demand: Low


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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: Limnobium Laevigatum, widely recognized as Amazon Frogbit, is an enchanting floating aquatic plant celebrated for its graceful appearance. Belonging to the Hydrocharitaceae family, this plant is native to the water bodies of South America. Its distinctive features include round, lily pad-like leaves and delicate roots that cascade beneath the water's surface, creating a picturesque scene. Limnobium Laevigatum is a favored choice among aquarists and pond enthusiasts seeking to introduce natural beauty and a touch of serenity to aquatic environments.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Limnobium Laevigatum
  • Family: Hydrocharitaceae
  • Origin: South America
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Lighting Requirements: Low to Medium
  • CO2 Requirement: Low
  • Temperature Range: 64-84°F (18-29°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Runners, Division

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Limnobium Laevigatum thrives in low to medium lighting conditions. While it can tolerate low light, providing moderate light enhances its growth and overall appearance.

2. Substrate: As a floating plant, Limnobium Laevigatum doesn't need to be planted in the substrate. Simply allow it to float on the water's surface.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: This plant does well in low CO2 environments. While it absorbs nutrients through its leaves, supplementing with a liquid fertilizer benefits its overall health.

4. Pruning: Minimal pruning is required for Limnobium Laevigatum. Remove any yellowing or damaged leaves to maintain a neat and attractive appearance.

5. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 64-84°F (18-29°C), a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5, and soft to moderately hard water.

6. Placement: Allow Limnobium Laevigatum to float freely on the water's surface. Its lily pad leaves and hanging roots create a natural and visually appealing display.

7. Propagation: Propagate through runners and division. The plant produces daughter plants connected by runners. Simply separate and relocate these new plants for propagation.

8. Challenges: Limnobium Laevigatum is an easy-to-care-for plant, making it suitable for beginners. It contributes to water quality by absorbing excess nutrients and providing shade.

Limnobium Laevigatum, with its floating leaves and dangling roots, brings a sense of tranquility to aquatic settings. Whether used in aquariums or outdoor ponds, this plant enhances the aesthetics while contributing to a balanced aquatic ecosystem.



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