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Myriophyllum brasiliense “red stem”

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Above water the foliage of Myriophyllum brasiliense is feathery and brilliant green, carried on conspicuous red stems.

The foliage beneath the water is a different form with a deeper reddish colour. Red Stemmed Parrots Feather has a vigorous growth habit , its dense stems and foliage forming useful shelter for underwater wildlife.

This versatile perennial is an effective oxygenating aquatic.

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Natasha Khardina

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Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
16-32 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
6.5-8.0
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Phytology

Plant form
Submersed
Plant type
Stem
Plant size
25 cm
Plant growth rate
Moderate
Plant light demand
High
CO2
Medium
Aquarium equipment

Aquarium placement – floating, foreground, midground.

Plant care

Once established Myriophyllum requires little aftercare. Cut back excessive growth as and when necessary.

Water care

The optimal conditions for Myriophyllum (brasiliense) aquaticum to settle are the water bodies with still or slowly flowing, shallow (less than 1.5 m) and eutrophic waters, such as ponds, lakes and canals.

However, it is a very plastic species, capable of resisting changes in current speed, water depth and nutrient concentration, adopting mainly or exclusively the immersed form.