Diodia virginiana

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background, Midground
Difficulty: medium
Growth: medium

Availability [?]: 
  • rarely or not available commercially
  • rarely or not available from other aquarists

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Botanical name [?]: Diódia virginiána L.

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Diodia


Diodia virginiana is a weed-like perennial plant growing in the southeast of the USA down to southern Florida on roadsides, ditches, the edges of ponds and the banks of rivulets. Its emersed form has a creeping to upright habit, its lanceolate leaves are alternate. D. virginiana has small white flowers with 4 narrow, acuminate, hirsute, 3 to 4 mm long petals.
Hobbyists in the USA have found out that D. virginiana is a suitable aquarium plant.
It is probably not in cultivation in Europe yet.

-To be continued-

Light medium to high 
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: medium

Propagation: Cuttings

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

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