Vallisneria asiatica var. biwaensis

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

Japan: Lake Biwa (endemite)

Height: 20 - 40 cm

  • Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis (Miki) Lowden
  • Vallisneria biwaensis (Miki) Ohwi
  • Vallisneria natans var. biwaensis (Miki) H. Hara

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
Botanical name [?]: Vallisnéria asiática var. biwaénsis Miki

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Genus: Vallisneria

References and further reading:
  1. Kasselmann, Christel (2010): Aquarienpflanzen. 3rd edition. - DATZ Aquarienbuch, Ulmer Verlag: p. 542.
  2. Les, D.H., Jacobs, S.W.L., Tippery, N.P., Chen, L., Moody, M.L. & Wilstermann-Hildebrand, M. (2008): Systematics of Vallisneria (Hydrocharitaceae). - Systematic Botany 33 (1): pp. 49–65.
Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 4 to 28 °C
Optimum temperature 22 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 2 to 21 °dKH
pH value 6 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

Growth: fast

Propagation: Runners

Can grow emersed?: no

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

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