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Blyxa japonica

Blyxa japonica

Regular price $8.00 BND
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Blyxa japonica is a plant that only grows under water. It is found in low ponds, swamps and slow-flowing forest streams with a high iron content in the subtropic and tropic zones of East and South-East Asia. It forms beautiful relatively low-growing to medium-high grasslike bushes with very narrow green to reddish leaves.

This Blyxa species is not overly difficult to cultivate if you fulfil some basic requirements: sufficient light (0.5-1 watts per litre or more), a CO2 supply and fertilisation with nitrate, phosphate, potassium and micronutrients. In an optimal environment and under sufficient light, the leaves will assume golden and reddish hues, and the plant will develop a more compact growth habit. Under insufficient light, B. japonica has a higher, lankier growth habit and it is green in colour. The plant develops a very large root system and likes its substrate rich in nutrients, or bottom fertilisers, respecitvely. When phosphate levels are high (1-2 mg per litre), it regularly shoots long stems with tiny white flowers.

Blyxa japonica has been made popular by Takashi Amano's Nature Aquarium layouts, where he uses the green-golden, dense, grass-like tufts of B. japonica in the middleground of his setups. In aquarium layouts where no large plants are used, Blyxa japonica is a welcome contrast to small-leaved foreground plants like e.g. Glossostigma elatinoides.

*Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation.

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Care  Medium
Usage Midground, Foreground, group
Light Moderate to High
Co2 Moderate
Growth rate Moderate


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