Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo'


Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo' is perhaps the most magnificently colored aquarium plant around and is one of the few magenta plants. In the emersed form there is little of this to be seen, but once Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo' has converted to submersed growth it produces intensely magenta leaves and shoots. The growth is vertical and the stems are reminding distantly of bamboo. The plant grows relatively fast and rises easily out of the water where it likes to bloom for a long time.




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Plant profile

Genus: Persicaria
Species: sp. 'Sao Paulo'
Family: Polygonacea
Origin: America
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 22 - 28 °C
Growth rate: medium
Area: Middleground
Height: 30 - 40 cm
pH: 5 - 7
Water hardness: soft to medium
Co2: 20 - 30 mg/l
Propagation: head cuttings, side shoots