Blyxa japonica


Stunning, grass-like foreground plant. Takashi Amano’s fantastic tank compositions have really pushed this plant into the limelight. In the wild it only grows submersed in slow-moving, shaded water. This plant is known for being very demanding. Still, it can be grown if you take care of the important factors such as adequate light, CO2 supplementation, and nutrient-rich substrate. A large group of B. japonica makes a real spectacle in an aquarium. With very strong lighting these plants will show intense red coloring.




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Plant profile

Genus: Blyxa
Species: japonica
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Origin: East Asia
Light: strong
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: moderate
Area: Foreground
Height: up to 15 cm
pH: 5-7
Water hardness: soft to moderate
Co2: 20-30 mg/l
Propagation: side shoots