The word Kantan means easy in Japanese and this is the inspiration of this particular mixed box of 12 plants. This selection are easy growers and
great for startups where plants need to absorb the waste products that are produced early on in a tank, particularly when it's cycling. Ammonia is the number one food source for algae and plants can utilise this nutrient as fast as algae can. So why not let your plants absorb it before the algae do? Makes sense huh...
The plants in this Mixed Box of Kantan are exactly what you will receive.
2 X Hygrophila corymbosa thailands
Hygrophila corymbosa 'Thailand' orignated from......you guessed it, Thailand. Reaching heights of up to 50cm, this fast growing plant produces beautiful lilac flowers. Under strong light they produce reddish brown leaves where as under average light they produce green leaves.
When planting this plant in the substrate try using 2 or 3 rocks to surround the stem, this will highlight the plant and help bring out the colour.
2 X Alternanthera reineckii Pink
The purple colour underneath leaves of
Alternanthera reineckii 'Pink' from South America provides an effective contrast to the many green plants in an aquarium - particularly when planted in groups. Stems becomes 25-50 cm tall. Good light encourages the leaves to turn red. Easy to propagate by nipping off the terminal bud and planting it in the substrate. This also makes the mother plant more bushy, because more side shoots are formed. £11.98
2 X Hygrophila lancea
Hygrophila lancea is an aquarium plant from Japan and Hong Kong. The stem becomes 10-20 cm tall and 6-15 cm wide. It has compact, tight-sitting leaves and grows branches easily. Pinching of the stems maintains a bushy look. The plant is reddish brown to purple in colour and is promoted by good growth conditions.
The growth rate is average for a Hygrophila.
2 X Alternanthera cardinalis Variegata
Alternanthera cardinalis Variegata is a fine-looking bushy, stem plant with sturdy red/purple stems and long, pointy attractive leaves. It originates from South America and needs plenty of light to develop the red/purple leaves. With the addition of CO2 this plant will grown up to 50cm in height. If there is a lack of micro nutrients this plant will suffer and the leaves will become pale in colour.
This engaging plant will bring instant vibrancy and colour to your aquarium. As with all stem plants grow in groups of two and up. A beautiful yet slightly demanding plant.
2 X Lobelia cardinalis (Scarlet lobelia)
Originating from North America the Lobelia cardinalis is a striking mid-ground plant reaching heights of up to 20cm. When submerged the leaves are light green and smaller than when emersed. A really happy plant will produce a white, pink or red flower.
Plant in the midground area of your tank along with some dark green plants like Anubias for a really striking effect.
2 X Limnophila heterophylla - fast growing!
This plant should be in
EVERY planted aquarium! It's fast and easy to grow and sways in the current. The contrast it provides makes it very eye-catching, particularly next to small leaf plants.
Limnophila heterophylla is a low demanding aquatic plant and a good alternative for Cabomba. It grows really fast and stems can reach up to 40cm height. The space between the stalks is minimum when you use intense light and CO2. The weaker the light intensity is, the bigger the space between the stalks gets. Suitable for all aquarium sizes. £5.98
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