Cabomba palaeformis 'Rotbraun'

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background, Midground
Difficulty: medium
Growth: fast
Range and localities: 

Laguna Noh (Chiapas, Mexiko)

Availability [?]: 
  • rarely or not available commercially

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
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Botanical name [?]: Cabómba palaefórmis Fassett

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Nymphaeales
Family: Cabombaceae
Genus: Cabomba


In 1985, this reddish-brown form of Cabomba palaeformis was found in Laguna Noh lake (Chiapas, Mexiko) by Christel Kasselmann. It is only rarely cultivated, as it seems, however, it is a quite undemanding plant, just like C. palaeformis 'green'. In contrast to most other Cabomba species it is especially suitable for moderately hard to hard water.

- To be continued -

References and further reading:
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Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 20 to 33 °C
Optimum temperature 22 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 7 to 21 °dKH
pH value 6 to 8 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 5 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 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: fast

Propagation: Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: no

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: not hardy in Germany

There is no detailled information for cultivating this plant yet.
Aquascaping: fine-leaved

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