Blyxa japonica


The Japanese threadwort is one of the most beautiful forground plants in the aquarium. The impressive aquarium landscapes by Takashi Amoano, have greatly influenced the desirabiltiy of this graceful plant. However, for a successful cultivation important parameters such as light, soft water, and high CO2 levels are required. Particularly impressive are larger groups, that even shimmer reddish under strong lighting. In combination with flat growing species like Hemianthus callitrichoides or Micranthemum tweediei, Blyxa japonica creates a special harmonious atmosphere.




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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: 10 -15 cm
pH: 5-7
Water hardness: soft to moderate
Co2: 20 - 30mg/L
Propagation: side shoots