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Egeria densa

Scientific Name
Egeria densa
Botanical Name
Egéria dénsa Planch.
Major Group
Angiosperms
Order
Alismatales
Family
Hydrocharitaceae
Genus
Egeria

Description

The cosmopolitan Egeria densa is a good plant for beginners, and its rapid growth helps create a balance in the aquarium from the start. Stems grows fast to 40-100 cm and becomes 2-4 cm wide. Egeria helps preventing algae because it absorbs a great number of nutrients from the water.

The growth rate depends largely on the amount of light and nutrition available. Growth does not stop in unfavourable conditions, but the plant turns light in colour and the tendrils grow thin.

A bundle of stems or young plants gathered in an anchor. Remove the anchor and split into separate plants. Regarding stem plants, remove the leaves from the lowest 5 cm (2“). Remove any damaged leaves. Plant the individual plants with some distance into the bottom substrate. Roots will develop soon and the plant start growing.

Source: Tropica

Plant Info

Region
  1. Cosmopolitan
Type
Stem
Placement
  1. Background
Difficulty
Easy
Growth Rate
Fast
Height (cm)
20 - 30+
Lighting
Low
CO2
Low
Emersed Growth
No
Propagation
  1. Cuttings
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