Vallisneria nana "Tiger"

Aquarium suitability: yes
Difficulty: very easy
Growth: fast
See also: Vallisneria nana , Vallisneria spiralis

Height: 30 - 60 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially

  • Vallisneria ''Striped''

Misapplied names: 
  • Vallisneria spiralis ''Tiger''
  • Vallisneria spiralis ''Striped''

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
Botanical name [?]: Vallisnéria nána R. Br.

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



References and further reading:
  1. 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): 49-65.
  2. Bogner, J., Wilstermann-Hildebrand, M., Les, D. (2011): Die Gattung Vallisneria L. - Aqua Planta 1-2011: 4-15.
Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 15 to 30 °C
Optimum temperature 24 to 29 °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
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: fast

Propagation: Runners

Can grow emersed?: no

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: not hardy in Germany

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