Lysimachia Nummularia Aurea
Common Name: Yellow Lysimachia
Plant Use: Background
Difficulty Level: Easy
Light Demand: High
Co2 Demand: Medium
Fertilizer Demand: Medium
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Description: Lysimachia Nummularia Aurea, commonly known as "Golden Creeping Jenny" or "Golden Moneywort," is a captivating and ornamental aquatic plant appreciated for its trailing growth and golden-yellow foliage. A cultivar of Lysimachia Nummularia, this species belongs to the Primulaceae family. Originating from Europe, Asia, and North America, Lysimachia Nummularia Aurea adds a touch of luminosity to aquariums with its cascading golden leaves, creating a striking contrast and enhancing the overall aesthetics of planted tanks.
- Scientific Name: Lysimachia Nummularia Aurea
- Family: Primulaceae
- Origin: Europe, Asia, North America
- Difficulty Level: Easy
- Lighting Requirements: Low to High
- CO2 Requirement: Low
- Temperature Range: 60-80°F (15-27°C)
- pH Range: 6.0-7.5
- Propagation: Cuttings
1. Lighting: Lysimachia Nummularia Aurea adapts well to a variety of lighting conditions, from low to high. Its vibrant coloration is often more pronounced under moderate to high lighting.
2. Substrate: While it is versatile in terms of substrate preferences, planting in a nutrient-rich substrate can enhance growth and color intensity. It can be planted directly in the substrate or allowed to trail over hardscape elements.
3. CO2 and Nutrients: This plant is not demanding in terms of CO2 and nutrient requirements. It can thrive in setups with low CO2 levels and benefits from occasional fertilization.
4. Pruning: Regular pruning helps control its growth and shape. Trimming the stems can encourage bushier growth, and it can also be trained to drape over aquarium features.
5. Water Parameters: Golden Creeping Jenny thrives in a temperature range of 60-80°F (15-27°C) with a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5. It can adapt to different water hardness levels.
6. Placement: Ideal for foreground or midground placement in the aquarium. Its trailing nature makes it suitable for covering substrate or cascading over rocks and driftwood.
7. Emersed Growth: Like its green counterpart, Lysimachia Nummularia Aurea can be grown emersed (above water), allowing for versatile use in paludariums or setups with partially submerged areas.
8. Propagation: Propagate through stem cuttings. Simply cut a healthy stem and replant it into the substrate, where it will readily root and produce new growth.
9. Challenges: Lysimachia Nummularia Aurea is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant, adding a vibrant and gilded touch to aquascapes.
Lysimachia Nummularia Aurea, with its golden-yellow foliage, is a luminous addition to freshwater aquariums, introducing a warm and captivating element to aquascaping. Its trailing growth and vibrant color make it a versatile choice for enhancing the visual appeal of various aquarium styles and sizes.