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Ammannia Senegalensis
  • Ammannia Senegalensis

Ammannia Senegalensis

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Common Name: Hi Red Ammannia

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Medium

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: Ammannia senegalensis, also known as Scarlet Ammannia, is a striking aquatic plant celebrated for its rich, red hues and stately appearance. Belonging to the family Lythraceae, this species is native to West Africa, where it thrives in aquatic habitats. Its vibrant colors and upright growth pattern make it a popular choice among aquarists seeking to add a bold and visually appealing element to their planted aquariums.

The leaves of Ammannia senegalensis are lance-shaped and display a spectrum of colors ranging from green to intense shades of red, with the vividness influenced by factors such as lighting, nutrient levels, and water parameters. Under optimal conditions, it develops into a dense and bushy plant, creating a captivating focal point in the aquascape.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Ammannia senegalensis
  • Common Names: Scarlet Ammannia, Senegal Ammannia
  • Family: Lythraceae
  • Origin: West Africa
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Medium to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Beneficial for enhanced growth
  • Temperature Range: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Cuttings, lateral shoots

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Ammannia senegalensis thrives under medium to high lighting conditions. Provide strong aquarium LED lights with a balanced spectrum to support optimal growth and vibrant coloration.

2. Substrate: Use a nutrient-rich substrate to promote healthy root development. A combination of nutrient-rich soil and a layer of gravel or sand creates an ideal foundation for this plant.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: While not strictly necessary, CO2 supplementation can significantly benefit the growth and coloration of Ammannia senegalensis. Regularly dose a comprehensive liquid fertilizer containing essential nutrients such as iron and potassium.

4. Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to maintain the desired shape and prevent the plant from becoming too dense. Trim the tops to encourage lateral growth, creating a full and bushy appearance.

5. Placement: Ammannia senegalensis is well-suited for midground to background placement in the aquarium. Its upright growth and vibrant colors make it an excellent choice for creating a visually striking background.

6. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters, including a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C) and a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH between 6.0-7.5.

7. Propagation: Propagate Ammannia senegalensis through stem cuttings or by separating lateral shoots. Plant the cuttings into the substrate, and they will develop roots, giving rise to new plants.

With its regal appearance and intense colors, Ammannia senegalensis adds a touch of drama and vibrancy to aquariums, making it a prized selection for aquascaping enthusiasts looking to create captivating underwater landscapes.



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