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Light Needs: Medium
Plant Structure: Stem
Region: Central/South America
Size: Individual stem width: 5-12cm (2-5in)
Growth Rate: Fast
H. zosterifolia is relatively easy to grow and an excellent indicator of aquarium conditions. Although it can be grown in lower light (down to 1.75 watts per gallon with power compact bulbs) and non-CO2 conditions, it really does show its full potential under high light and pressurized CO2 injectionï¿½with leaf size becoming larger and internode length shortening. Small, stunted growth under high light is usually the result of too lean nutrient conditions, as this is a very macronutrient hungry plant (NO3 of 10 ppm or more and PO4 of 1 ppm or more for exceptionally large, lush growth). It reacts to a sudden lack of nitrate by turning transparent and melting away. Phosphate deficiencies result in very dark green, compact plants. Iron and micronutrient deficiencies result in white creases or black edging on the leaves.
H. zosterifolia is a very maleable plant, responding well to pruning the tops off and leaving the rooted portions. With this treatment, stargrass produces a profusion of new side shoots which results in very dense, bushy growth. If allowed to grow along the surface, the plant often produces beautiful blue flowers.
Combined shipping plants is fine just pay the highest shipping amount.
NO SHIPPING TO PO BOX
PLEASE NOTE - I only courier plants on Monday, and Tuesday, for delivery before the weekend.
PLEASE NOTE - Deliveries to the South Island can take 3-4 days so please be patient.
FIRST PHOTO IS OF ACTUAL PLANT
SECOND PHOTO IS OFF THE INTERNET