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Vallisneria spiralis

Straight vallis

(Most tropical and sub-tropical areas; originally southern Europe and North Africa)

Aquarium UseBackground Picture of Straight Vallis
Growth RateFast
Difficulty LevelEasy
LightingBright
Temperature15-30oC (59-86oF)
Water ChemistryNot critical, does well in harder water.
SubstratePlain gravel, but stronger growth with nutrient substrate.
PropagationBy runners
CommentsAn excellent background plant which is undemanding in terms of water chemistry. Any problems in growing this plant are likely to be due to insufficient lighting. Reproduces by runners under the substrate.

 

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