Lagenandra meeboldii originates from the south-Indian states Karnataka and Kerala on shaded marshy riverbanks up to a height of 1200 m above sea level.1
This Lagenandra is very variable, there are forms of different size, leaf form or colour. A green and a red variety have been in emersed cultivation in botanical gardens and as paludarium plants by some hobbyists for quite some time. However, the insight that at least the red variety can be kept continually submersed in the aquarium is a rather new one.1 It is probable that some other forms of L. meeboldii are suitable aquarium plants.
In the USA, Lagenandra meeboldii 'Pink' is known as high-growing aquarium plant. According to photos in internet forums, its emersed and submersed form seems to have more longish and larger leaf blades than the red form of L. meeboldii known in Europe, whose leaves have an ovate form and a slightly heart-shaped leaf blade basis. It is not clear whether 'Pink' is another form or whether its different look results from different cultivation conditions and the age of the plants.
To be continued...
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|Light||medium to high|
|Temperature tolerance||12 to 28 °C|
|Optimum temperature||22 to 26 °C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 to 14 °dKH|
|pH value||6 to 7.5|
|Carbon dioxide (CO2)||15 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|
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