Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
Proserpinaca is a stem plant, 10-40 cm tall and 5-10 cm wide.
Cultivated in closed cups and delivered with saw-toothed leaves, which after a transitional period in the aquarium develop into long, finely denticulated, needle-like leaves.
In good light conditions it turns a beautiful copper colour and its characteristic appearance is a pleasing contrast to the other plants.
Proserpinaca palustris varies in form according to its origin. The Tropica cultivar is found on the Isla de la Juventud off Cuba. In the USA the plant is commonly known as "mermaid weed''.
Proserpinaca Palustris 'Cuba' - Tropica Tissue Culture Cup
Origin: South America
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate: Medium
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height: 10 - 30+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light demand: High
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 : High
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.