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Myriophyllum Aquaticum
  • Myriophyllum Aquaticum

Myriophyllum Aquaticum

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Common Name: Parrots Feather / Mil Foil

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: Myriophyllum Aquaticum, commonly known as Parrot's Feather, is a visually striking aquatic plant renowned for its feathery, vibrant green foliage. This submerged perennial belongs to the Haloragaceae family and is native to South America. Its name is derived from the distinctive arrangement of its leaves, resembling a feathered plume. Parrot's Feather is often used in aquariums, ponds, and water gardens, where its unique appearance adds a touch of elegance to aquatic landscapes.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Myriophyllum Aquaticum
  • Family: Haloragaceae
  • Origin: South America
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Medium to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
  • Temperature Range: 64-82°F (18-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.5-7.5
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Parrot's Feather thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions. Adequate light promotes compact growth and intensifies the vibrant green color of the foliage.

2. Substrate: While it can be rooted in the substrate, Parrot's Feather is often placed as a floating plant or anchored to the substrate. It benefits from a nutrient-rich substrate or regular liquid fertilization.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: This plant can adapt to a range of CO2 levels, from low to medium. It benefits from the addition of liquid fertilizers containing essential nutrients such as iron.

4. Water Parameters: Maintain a temperature range of 64-82°F (18-28°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.5-7.5. It can tolerate a range of water hardness levels.

5. Placement: Parrot's Feather is versatile in its placement. It can be rooted in the substrate or allowed to float on the water's surface. In aquariums, it is often used as a midground or background plant.

6. Propagation: Propagate Parrot's Feather through stem cuttings. Simply trim a healthy stem and replant it in the substrate or allow it to float. Roots will develop, and the plant will continue to grow.

7. Invasive Potential: In some regions, Parrot's Feather has exhibited invasive tendencies in outdoor water bodies. Caution is advised to prevent its unintentional spread.

8. Pruning: Regular pruning helps control its growth and prevents it from overshadowing other plants. Trim the stems as needed to maintain the desired appearance.

Parrot's Feather is cherished for its distinctive, feather-like foliage, making it a captivating addition to both aquariums and outdoor water features. With its adaptable nature and vibrant green hues, Myriophyllum Aquaticum offers aquarists and pond enthusiasts an opportunity to enhance the aesthetics of their aquatic environments.



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