Tonina fluviatilis is a plant that grows densely in the tank. They are
high maintenance plants, and it is important to know the basics of the plant and in this post, we have listed the due to which in this post we have listed the basics of Tonina fluviatilis
Tonina fluviatilis – Overview
|Common Name||Star grass, Lotus Blossom|
|Color||They are Green or lime green in color|
|Average Size||They grow upto 14 Inches (which is quite tall when compared to other aquatic plants)|
|Growth Rate||Even though they grow taller but they are really fast growers at the same time not slow growers as well|
|Placement||They can be kept in containers which are placed where there is sunlight|
|Maintenance||Co2 should be injected periodically. The substrate should be|
kept nutrient-rich by adding fertilizers often.
|Planting Methods||The stem can be planted in the substrate 2 inches deep. The|
plants later grow healthy in the nutrient-rich substrate.
|Ideal Setup||They require soft water and a substrate that is nutrient-rich.|
|Care Level||They are difficult to take care|
|Supplements||They require CO2 injection every now and then. Apart from|
this they also need Iron and trace elements.
|Lighting||They require high-intensity lighting that is between 5000 and|
|Water temperature||The temperature should be around 72-84 degree F. pH could|
be 4.5 -7.0
|Propogation||Propagation is very easy. Just cut the side shoots with a pair|
of scissors and replant them in the substrate. They will grow
into new plants.
|Approx. Cost||10 stems cost approximately 3 to 5 Dollars and in southeast Asia, it would half of the price in the USA|
|Common Diseases||Low nutrient in the substrate or low CO2 can cause the stem|
to become brown and bare
|What to look for when buying||Look for the color of the stem. If they are green colored, the|
plant is healthy. The leaves grow once the plant gets settled
in the tank
|Related Specifies||T. fluviatilis|
|FAQs||Check out the most asked questions about water lily|