Egeria densa 'Special'


The common name “pondweed” gives you some idea of the growth habit of this plant. Egeria densa is one of the best growers bar none, and there are absolutely no issues with cultivation. Its home is in Southeast Brazil and Argentina, but it has now spread across every continent. The “dense” variety displays extremely thick, compact leaf growth along the stem. It also grows very well in ponds – either planted or floating – but is not completely hardy.




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Plant profile

Genus: Egeria
Species: densa ´Special´
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Origin: South America
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 1-28°C
Growth rate: very fast
Area: Background
Height: 60-80 cm
pH: 5-9
Water hardness: very soft to very hard
Co2: 10-20 mg/l
Propagation: head cuttings