The Best Foreground Aquatic Grass For Freshwater Aquariums Littorella Uniflora

The Best Foreground Aquatic Grass For Freshwater Aquariums Littorella Uniflora

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The Best Foreground Aquatic Grass For Freshwater Aquariums Littorella Uniflora – The Littorella uniflora, also known as “Shoreweed,” is one of the best foreground aquarium plants. This small ground cover aquatic plant is closely related to the plantains from the genus Plantago, which the plant reproduces by runners.

This plant is categorized as a low-growing aquatic plant and easy to recognize when growing in its habitat. They grow in freshwater shores and shallow-water zones of clear lakes in Europe, from Iceland to the Black Sea.

They can be found in ponds with sandy grounds, which have waters with poor nutrients and low calcium.

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This aquatic grass plant is the best choice for the foreground area or can be a lawn in the front or middle of a tank.

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The Best Foreground Aquatic Grass For Freshwater Aquariums Littorella Uniflora

They grow very slowly and can be living in a tank with low lighting. But if you want to plant them in a low-light tank, it will add to their leaves’ length.

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The Best Foreground Aquatic Grass For Freshwater Aquariums Littorella Uniflora

So if you want to make them give a lawn effect in the foreground, you should plant them in the front area and increase the light intensity.

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The Best Foreground Aquatic Grass For Freshwater Aquariums Littorella Uniflora

Planting tips for this grass cover plant, you should plant each by each rosette separately with a distance of a few cm. When they start growing in a new form, they will immediately send out their runners. As time goes by, they will lead to a dense green carpet and has fleshy leaves with 2 – 5 Cm long and wide around 0.1 – 0.3 Cm. Use aquascaping tweezers to easily planted the plants and make them neat and tidy.

 

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As mentioned above, this grass aquatic plant can live in a tank with low light and low CO2 levels. They also can grow in emersed or submerged form. And don’t forget to give them aquarium fertilizer to keep that aquatic grass stay healthy and strong.

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Their leaves are easily damaged, so be careful during when maintenance period. The Littorella Uniflora is also suitable for planting at the pond or keeping in a terrarium jar too.

Watch the video about the detail of The Littorella Uniflora which this aquatic grass plant is the best for the freshwater aquarium as the carpet grounded.

   

 

Plant Profile:

  • Major group: Angiosperms
  • Order: Lamiales
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Genus: Littorella
  • Botanical Name: Littorélla uniflóra (L.) Asch.
  • Synonyms Name: Plantago uniflora L.
  • Common Name: Shoreweed
  • Origin: Europe
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Growth: Slow
  • Lighting Needs: Low – High
  • Temperature Tolerance: 4 – 26° C
  • Optimum Temperature: 18 – 24°C
  • Carbonate Hardness: 0 – 14° dKH
  • pH: 5 – 8
  • Carbon Dioxide: 10 – 40 mg/l
  • Nitrate: 10-50 mg/l
  • Phosphate: 0.1-3 mg/l
  • Potassium: 5-30 mg/l
  • Iron: 0.01-0.5 mg/l
  • Propagation: Runners, Cutting Off Daughter Plants, Splittings
  • Plant Type: Rosette
  • Can grow emersed?: Yes
  • Suitable for Beginners: No
  • Availability: Occasionally Available commercially
  • Potioning In Aquarium: Foreground, Nano Tanks, Ground Cover, Midground, Group