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.