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Elatine Triandra - BUNCH
  • Elatine Triandra - BUNCH

Elatine Triandra - BUNCH

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Common Name: Elatine Triandra

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Easy

Light Demand: Medium

Co2 Demand: Medium

Fertilizer Demand: Medium

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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: Elatine triandra, commonly known as Three-stamen Waterwort, is a delicate and low-growing aquatic plant celebrated for its carpeting ability in aquariums. Belonging to the family Elatinaceae, this small and vibrant plant is native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Elatine triandra is characterized by tiny, bright green leaves that form a dense and lush carpet when cultivated in the foreground of aquariums. Its compact growth habit and intricate appearance make it a popular choice among aquascaping enthusiasts.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Elatine triandra
  • Family: Elatinaceae
  • Origin: Europe, Asia, North America
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
  • Lighting Requirements: High
  • CO2 Requirement: High
  • Temperature Range: 68-78°F (20-26°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Division

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Elatine triandra thrives in high lighting conditions. Providing strong illumination is crucial for promoting compact growth and maintaining its vibrant green color.

2. Substrate: Plant Elatine triandra in a nutrient-rich substrate to support its nutritional needs. A substrate with added nutrients or the use of root tabs contributes to its overall well-being.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: This plant benefits from high CO2 levels and nutrient-rich water. Supplementing with a reliable CO2 system and a balanced liquid fertilizer helps ensure optimal growth.

4. Pruning: Regular trimming helps maintain the desired carpeting effect. Trim any excessive growth and remove any yellowing or damaged leaves using sharp scissors.

5. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 68-78°F (20-26°C), a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH between 6.0-7.5, and moderate water hardness.

6. Placement: Elatine triandra is ideal for the foreground of aquariums, where its low and carpeting growth creates a visually appealing landscape. Its intricate appearance makes it a standout feature in aquascapes.

7. Propagation: Propagate Elatine triandra through division. As it spreads and forms a dense carpet, carefully divide the plant into smaller portions and replant them to expand the coverage.

8. Challenges: Elatine triandra can be sensitive to changes in water parameters and may require stable and consistent conditions. Additionally, achieving and maintaining high lighting and CO2 levels can be challenging for some aquarists.

Elatine triandra is a captivating choice for aquarists seeking to create lush and intricate carpeted landscapes in their aquariums. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, this plant rewards enthusiasts with a carpet of vibrant green that enhances the overall beauty of freshwater tanks.



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