Potamogeton gayi is easy to grow, since it makes few demands
on the hobbyist. This plant is not too fussy about fertilization,
and a medium light intensity is sufficient for good growth.
CO2 injection is not required, although it is beneficial.
Potamogeton gayi is tolerant of a wide range of pH values and will
grow well in medium-hard water.
Potamogeton gayi should be planted in groups in the mid-ground
or background of medium- to large-sized aquariums.
If lighting is intense and it is trimmed short, P. gayi can also be
used as a foreground plant in large aquariums
where it can be mixed in with bright green plants
like Glossostigma elatinoides.
This flexible plant's variably-colored, fine-leaved foliage
forms an excellent contrast to other broader-leaved
or green stem plants.
Under strong light or kept at the surface of the water the leaves will take on a copper color as seen in the picture.
Light Needs: Medium
Plant Structure: Stem
Region: Central/South America
Location: South America
Size: Individual stem width:
Growth Rate: Fast
You are buying 1 bunch, approx. 8 stems.
Planted weight included with all bunched plants.
Stem plants are usually cuttings of plants that normally don't come with roots. This is how stem plants are sold in the aquatic plant industry although at times my stem plants may come with roots because I have been growing them out. All stem plants come with a plant weight that holds the plant in place and is safe for your tank.
To plant just let the weight lay on your substrate and the stems will grow roots throughout your substrate. You can also plant the tips, about 1/4" in your substrate if you prefer.
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