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Limnophila aromatica "Vietnam

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Limnophila sp. "Vietnam" has only been known in Europe since around 2010 in the aquarium hobby, and it is still hard to come buy. This delicate plant is a great discovery for aquascaping. Given that it is under intensive light it develops creeping well-ramifying 3 to 4 cm wide shoots, which makes it a great ground cover. Dense populations grow higher after some time, comparable to the much slower-growing Staurogyne repens. However, the plant can also grow more upright in low light and is then even suitable as a tall background plant.

With L. sp. "Vietnam" you can create dense bushes that can be kept in form by regular trimming. This plant is especially well-suited for "mountain" layouts, e.g. creeping down a hill or as light green accent between rocks and driftwood. Its decorative appearance is enhanced by its very narrow, pointed leaves growing in whorls and the star-like shoot tips. Under strong light, the central veins of the leaves and the stems can assume a reddish hue.

Limnophila sp. "Vietnam" is a relatively small stem plant with a creeping to bushy growth habit. It has been introduced to the hobby in the USA and Asia recently, and it was imported into Europe a short time ago, too.

The leaves of submersed L. sp. "Vietnam" are lineal to lanceolate, with an acute tip and a weakly serrate margin (3 to 4 teeth on each side), a length of 1.5 to 2.5 cm and a width of 1.5 to 2 mm. The leaves grow in whorls of 5 to 7 on the stem. The plant is of a light green colour; under strong light, the leaf midribs and stems are of a light reddish-brown.

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Synonyms Limnophila mini 'Vietnam', Limnophila sp. mini 'Vietnam', Limnophila Vietnam mini
Family Plantaginaceae
Genus Limnophila
Difficulty medium
Usage Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover
Aquascaping well-branched, bushy
Growth fast
pH value 4 - 7
Temperature tolerance 15 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 7°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Runners, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes
Limnophila aromatica "Vietnam
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