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Vallisneria nana "Tiger"

Vallisneria nana "Tiger"

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Vallisneria nana "Tiger" often labelled as Vallisneria spiralis Striped', 'Marmor' (Marble) or 'Leopard'. However, DNA analysis (Les & al.2008) has revealed that this variant is of Vallisneria nana. The Tiger Vallisneria is an excellent plant for beginners, growing in virtually all light and water conditions. The name is due to its leaves with a pattern of dark brown, short stripes. The leaves are about 30-60cm long and 1-2 cm wide, light to middle green, also with red-brown tones under strong lighting. The Tiger Vallisneria forms runners easily and is thus easy to propagate.

It does not need CO2 addition and prefers medium to high carbonate hardness. The light demand is moderate. A good nutrient supply via the water or also the bottom is beneficial for its growth. The preferable temperatures lie between 20 and 28 °C. It propagates itself by its runners that have to be reduced occasionally. Very long leaves may be cut, but generally this Vallisneria should be planted in rather high tanks. This classic aquarium plant looks best as dense stand in the background or at the sidewalls of larger aquariums. With its fast growth, Vallisneria spiralis competes with algae, and its foliage provides a natural shelter for aquarium inhabitants. Its narrow, grass-like leaves set a vertical accent and contrast with broad-leaved, finely branched or red plants. This Vallisneria is also well suited for biotope aquariums and tanks where the temperature may drop below 20 °C.

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

Care Easy
Light Low
Co2 Not necessary but beneficial
Growth rate Fast
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