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Star grass (plant clump)

Original price was: ₹480.Current price is: ₹119.

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Description

  1. Appearance: Heteranthera zosterifolia has thin, bright green leaves that are arranged in whorls around the stem, resembling a star shape, hence the common name “Stargrass.” The leaves can grow up to several centimeters long, and under optimal conditions, the plant can form dense, bushy clusters.
  2. Habitat: Stargrass is native to Central and South America, where it grows in slow-moving or stagnant waters such as ponds, lakes, and marshes. It is an adaptable plant that can tolerate a wide range of water conditions.
  3. Cultural Requirements: In aquariums, Stargrass requires moderate to high lighting and nutrient-rich substrate for optimal growth. It can thrive in a wide range of water parameters, including pH levels from acidic to slightly alkaline and temperatures between 20-28°C (68-82°F). CO2 supplementation can promote faster growth and vibrant coloration.
  4. Propagation: Stargrass can be propagated by stem cuttings. Simply trim a healthy stem and replant it into the substrate, ensuring that at least a few leaves are left above the substrate level. The plant will develop roots and continue to grow.
  5. Uses: Stargrass is a popular choice for planted aquariums, as its vibrant green color and unique star-shaped foliage can add visual interest and texture to the aquascape. It can be used as a mid-ground or background plant, depending on its growth pattern and the layout of the tank.
  6. Maintenance: Regular pruning may be necessary to control the growth of Stargrass and prevent it from overshadowing other plants in the aquarium. Additionally, periodic trimming helps maintain the desired shape and density of the plant.
  7. Compatibility: Stargrass is generally compatible with most freshwater aquarium fish and invertebrates. However, it may be eaten by herbivorous fish or snails, so it’s essential to monitor the tank’s inhabitants and adjust feeding and maintenance accordingly.

Overall, Stargrass is a beautiful and relatively easy-to-care-for aquatic plant that can thrive in a well-maintained aquarium, providing both aesthetic appeal and ecological benefits to the underwater environment.

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