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Aegagropila linnaei

Marimo

°C
°dKH
Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Midground, Foreground, group
Difficulty: easy
Growth: very slow
Range and localities: 

Europe (widespread); Turkey; Sri Lanka; Japan; Australia: Queensland, South Australia, Victoria; New Zealand1


Height: 3 - 10 cm
Width: 3 - 10 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially

Common names: 
  • Marimo

Synonyms: 
  • Conferva aegagropila Linnaeus
  • Cladophora aegagropila (Linnaeus) Trevisan
  • Cladophora aegagropila var. linnaei (Kützing) Rabenhorst
  • Cladophora sauteri (Nees von Esenbeck ex Kützing) Kützing

Habit, plant type:

  • algae
Light low to high 
Temperature tolerance 4 to 28 °C
Optimum temperature 15 to 24 °C
Carbonate hardness 2 to 18 °dKH
pH value 6 to 8.5 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 5 to 40 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: very slow

Propagation: Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: no

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: yes

Winter hardiness: unknown

There is no detailled information for cultivating this plant yet.
Colour: 
dark green

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