Cardamine lyrata (Japanese cress)

  • Dimensions: up to 40cm
  • Model: 1075
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Cardamine lyrata is found in the marsh lands of Japan but adapts very well to life under water. In fact it grows very quickly and for this reason, it's popular with hobbyists who want rapid growth in a short period of time (for example in the start up when uptake of nutrients is very important).

It's very simple to grow and it will trail along your substrate. You will need to maintain it, simply trim and re-plant. In cooler temperatures the leaves are large and in warmer water, they become small.

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by Ian P. on 24/12/2020

Jury still out on this one, awaiting results in a few weeks

by Tracey P. on 22/2/2020

Was in excellent condition on arrival and hasn't disappointed after planting, doing very well, no melting.

by Rachel A. on 28/11/2019

Arrived looking great, got a good bunch of stems. It initially didn't seem to be taking well and some of the stems died off, but half survived and now (two weeks in) they are putting out roots and shoots nicely.

by Alan F. on 17/7/2018

Product arrived well packaged and of a decent size, planted and waiting to see how well it grows on.

by Mark H. on 7/4/2018

Well grown look stunning

by Michael B. on 24/1/2018

My tank is 22L lit by Chihrios A LED. I have planted Japanese cress to have a lowish plant in the center ground. It is more spindly than I expected and grows quickly to the surface. I am not sure that it will make the ground cover but I am cutting and planting the tops. The light coloured leaves are very attractive.

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what size


haha. Don't mince your words!

Individual stem width: 2-4cm and it grows, well, untill you trim it!

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Express is recommended for all plants

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