Hottonia palustris

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Primulaceae

Europe

Medium - High

6 - 8                       

Moderate

Stem

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Yes

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Bunch Plant

Hottonia palustris

Description:

Hottonia palustris is a very decorative stem plant for the aquarium. It has light green pinnate leaves and looks similar to a species of Myriophyllum. It needs cooler temperatures to thrive. Under heavy light the aquatic plant will branch heavily especially near its base. It has been a mainstream aquarium plant in Europe for years but for various reasons it has not been produced commercially in the US. It is a fast grower and must be trimmed frequently like most stem plants in the aquarium. It is native to Europe and northern Asia where it grows as a marsh plant. It is relatively strong grower in the emersed stage.  Hottonia can also be use as a water garden plant is very decorative growing around he edge of the pond in shallow water.

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