Vallisneria spiralis Red Bunch (straight red vallis)

  • Dimensions: Grows up to 80cm
  • Model: 2514
  • Origin: Cultivated
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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 an 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).

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.

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by Raimundas U. on 16/12/2020

Very good

by Nick B. on 30/3/2020

All the plants I order from aqua essentials are of the best quality.Packed well,arrive in v good condition.The advice given,and help asked for ,no matter how trivial,is dealt with in a v professional way,and reassures me always.Long live aqua essentials.Nick best

by Barrie H. on 27/9/2019

I was a little dissapointed with these and their condition was pretty poor. Although the roots seemed healthy there was mostly dead brown leaves and hardly any healthy green ones.

by David L. on 16/8/2019

Each bunch contained several plants. After settling in, all are growing well.

by Andrew Thomas R. on 22/1/2019

Great quality plant. Well packaged. Looks great in my tank.

by John C. on 30/10/2018

Growing strongly pleased

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Do they melt easily?


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

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


You do, yes

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.


Great idea!

How tall will this plant be when I receive it?


About 30cm

Hi what is the ideal water temp for this plant?


Ideal temp is between 22 and 28C.

Will it grow ok in just gravel?



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



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?


add Neutro TerraTabs underneath

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