Murdannia sp. 'Red'

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


Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Commelinales
Family: Commelinaceae
Genus: Murdannia


Murdannia sp. 'Red' is a rather unknown stem plant whose natural origins are still very much in the dark. What can be said is that it belongs to the Commelinaceae family, but it is even unclear whether it truly belongs in the genus Murdannia.

Under water, this plant develops strongly undulate leaves with a thin membrane and brownish red to pink coloured leaves. The lateral veins are of a slightly darker colour, which gives the leaf a marbled look.
The alternate leaves grow in two lines and have a lineal form. They grow to a length of up to 9 cm and a width of 1.2 cm.
The leaf base on the stem forms a sheath of around 5 mm in length.
The stems grow to a diameter of around 2.5 mm, are rather rigid and have a light green to reddish colour. Their growth habit is often overhanging, with a moderate ramification.

Murdannia sp. 'Red' mostly comes into trade after being cultivated emersed, thus its looks are rather inconspicuous. The emersed stems have a creeping growth habit, are of a brownish red, and their leaves are medium green, slightly undulate and rather robust-looking.

To be continued...

Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 20 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 10 °dKH
pH value 5 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

Growth: medium

Propagation: Cuttings

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

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