Tropisches Afrika, Madagaskar
Ottelia ulvifolia is a large aquatic plant with up to 50 cm long and 10 cm wide, roughly undulate to spiralling leaves that are a little transparent. The species name hints to its leaf form reminding a little of sea lettuce of the genus Ulva, a green marine alga.
This Ottelia is found in the African tropics and on Madagaskar, where it grows in different types of waterbodies.
This species has several forms, the most well-known of them is an aquarium plant with light green leaves that have a reddish brown marbled pattern or one of small horizontal lines (see fig. 1).
Ottelia ulvifolia is a great eyecatcher or solitary plant for high aquaria.
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|Light||medium to high|
|Temperature tolerance||15 to 32 °C|
|Optimum temperature||21 to 30 °C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 to 14 °dKH|
|pH value||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|
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