Vallisneria spiralis Red Bunch (straight red vallis)

  • Stock: 10 units in stock
  • Dimensions: Grows up to 80cm
  • Model: 2514
  • Origin: Cultivated
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Description

Vallisneria spiralis "Red"  is a hardy plant suitable for the beginner hobbyist. It makes little demands in the aquarium and can grow fast when conditions are optimal. It also looks the best and adapts the most out of all other Vallis - this is why it's the only species we sell in the vallis family. Once you see it, you'll know why.

Leaves are attractive, dark green/red when grown under optimum conditions. Great for beginners and up. All species of Vallisneria do not tolerate liquid carbon, therefore we do not recommend adding these plants to any tank using liquid carbon. Some hobbyists mistake this plant to have spiral leaves like the name might suggest but it's actually the opposite and has very straight leaves. The word 'spiralis' is the scientific name that refers to the flower stalk that corkscrews as it grows.

Can also be grown in African cichlid tanks (assuming the fish don't eat it). Note that all vallis is intolerant of liquid carbon and can melt if dosing it at the same time as growing this plant.

Please note Vallis consists of 2 plants per bunch that are approx 20-25cm in length. As it's kept in water, snails may be present.

also purchased

 
by Dave M.
Arrived quickly and well packaged. Planted same day and looking healthy. Too early to say how well it will do. On second day found one floating due to two clowns having a mad few sessions, but planted again out of their way.

 
by David G.
Plants arrived in great condition, good set of roots on them, now in the tank there was the inevitable die back but very minimal one or two leaves maximum, all are now growing well and I'm looking forward to them spreading out with lots of runners. Would recommend these if you want some height but not overwhelming bushes blocking the light.

 
by John B.
Excellent quality. Packing and delivery good.

 
by Ramone K.
Really generous portions, got about 4 per bundle. Thick dark leaves, really nice! Came way longer then I thought they would too.

 
by Adam w.
perfect condition and very large and healthy plant. would go anywhere else for my aquatic plants.

 
by Steven H.
At last a vallis that s not melting away , definitely recommend.

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Guest
Do they melt easily?

 
Staff

No. Unless you add too much liquid carbon. Use half dose of that is the case and see how they get on.


 
Guest
Do I take this plant out of the basket to plant it please?

 
Staff

You do, yes


 
Guest
This stuff grows to huge lengths, mine is over 80 cm now and I have to hack it to bits every so often. Maybe this should go in the description.

 
Staff

Great idea!


 
Guest
How tall will this plant be when I receive it?

 
Staff

About 30cm


 
Guest
Hi what is the ideal water temp for this plant?

 
Staff

Ideal temp is between 22 and 28C.


 
Guest
Will it grow ok in just gravel?

 
Staff

Yes


 
Guest
Will this grow without planting? Just wedged into a rock? Or something similar?

 
Staff

Yes


 
Guest
Iv had some of this for about 2 months it's growing nicely upwards but doesn't seem to be spreading is there anything I can do to encourage this?

 
Staff

add Neutro TerraTabs underneath

https://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/neutro-terratabs-15-pieces-p-7715.html


 
Guest
is it red

 
Staff

It shows red colours given the correct light


 
Guest
I bought a vallisneria spirallis and few leaves turned brown. I have this plant for few days. I would like to know why. Can you help me please? I have other plants from you but I have no issues with them.

 
Staff

could be many reasons as all plants are different. Could simply be down to new water conditions. Trim off any browning leaves to encourage new growth


 
Guest
Hi there, if I ordered these to my work place will they still be ok to plant that evening. Sorry bit new to this....

 
Staff

Yes


 
Guest
Will goldfish eat this plant mine seem to eat everything

 
Staff

Possibly if yours eat anything....


 
Guest
Will these tolerate a Co2 system? (Gas with diffuser).


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