Littorella uniflora


Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Nano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover
Difficulty: difficult
Growth: slow

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

Common names: 
  • Shoreweed

  • Plantago uniflora L.

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
Botanical name [?]: Littorélla uniflóra (L.) Asch.

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


Shoreweed, or Littorella uniflora, is a small plant, closely related to the plantains (genus Plantago), which reproduces by runners. In Europe it is native to the shores and shallow-water zones of clear lakes and ponds with sandy ground, whose waters are poor in nutrients and low in calcium.
Littorella is a very slow grower in the aquarium.

To be continued...

Light high 
Temperature tolerance 4 to 26 °C
Optimum temperature 18 to 24 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 14 °dKH
pH value 5 to 8 
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: slow

Propagation: Runners, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: yes

There is no detailled information for cultivating this plant yet.
Aquascaping: forms a grass-like lawn

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TODO Littorella uniflora is also known as Shoreweed. TODO

Wasserpflanzen sind ein fester Bestandteil der meisten Aquarien. Beim Aquascaping, dem Naturaquarium, Biotop-Aquarium oder dem Gesellschaftsaquarium sind Wasserpflanzen nicht nur für die Wasserqualität entscheidend, sondern sorgen auch stets für eine optische Aufwertung des Aquariums.