Limnophila aquatica

Giant Ambulia

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

India, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi

Common names: 
  • Giant Ambulia

  • Cyrilla aquatica Roxb.

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Botanical name [?]: Limnóphila aquática (Roxb.) Alston

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Limnophila


This beautiful aquarium plant has its origins in India and Sri Lanka.

Its fine-structured light green leaves contrast very nicely against other plants. It is not very demanding, however it develops best with CO2 injection as well as a good nutrient supply with liquid fertilisers and/or over the substrate. Under sufficient light, it grows horizontally, forming a great number of lateral shoots, which gives it a very bushy look.

It is best presented in a group of several stems. In open tanks, it may form shoots with small blue flowers above the waterline.

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References and further reading:
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Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 15 to 30 °C
Optimum temperature 22 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 2 to 18 °dKH
pH value 6.5 to 7.5 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 10 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: Runners, Cuttings

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: not hardy in Germany

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Aquascaping: fine-leaved

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