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    Limnophila Aromatica

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    This plant can be found growing in swampy or boggy soil in its native region of southeastern Asia. It is a relative newcomer to the aquarium hobby, as it has only recently been imported. This species is gradually becoming more commonly available, and can presently be purchased through a few online aquatic plant retailers. It can also be obtained easily though hobbyists who maintain it. Light is the most important aspect of successful culture with this plant, though its nutrient and carbon needs should not be underestimated. CO2 supplementation is all but necessary, as is frequent fertilisation. Iron is especially important for good coloration and growth. A rich substrate will accelerate growth, as this species often develops a substantial root system. Nitrate limitation or phosphate excess usually produces the most pleasing colors.Plants that reach the top of the aquarium will often begin to form emersed foliage. The 'topping' method is the easiest and most productive way to propagate this species, though seed culture on wet loam is not impossible. The hobbyist should be careful to plant the individual shoots so that they do not shade one another. The continual topping of stems in the substrate will render the shoots of this plant bushier, as multiple growth tips will develop from the originating stem

    ORIGIN: Southeast Asia
    MAX HEIGHT: 50cm
    GROWTH RATE: Moderate
    AREA: Background
    LIGHT: Bright to very bright
    TEMP: 22-28C
    CO2: Highly recommended
    PH: 5-8
    DIFFICULTY: Medium
    WATER HARDNESS: Soft to hard

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