Blyxa japonica is a moderately demanding aquatic plant that requires moderate light, ample CO2, and nutrients to exhibit its best coloration. The leaves reach a maximum height of approximately four inches and form a thick patch of grassy brush. Although it resembles grass, Blyxa japonica is, in fact, a stem plant with a center stem and staggering leaves. Japonica prefers acidic water, direct light, and a nutrient rich substrate. In high light aquariums supplemented with iron, Blyxa japonica will exhibit a rich golden-red hue on its leaves. In less light aquariums, it will take on a beautiful green coloration.
AlthoughBlyxa japonica requires moderate growing conditions, it is an easy plant to grow. Like most stem plants, it can be difficult to hold the buoyant stem down in the substrate initially. However, once established Blyxa japonica will grow a well-sized root system and side shoots to keep itself anchored. This plant propagates easily by separating the side shoots from the base and replanting the plantlets.
Light Needs: Medium
Plant Structure: Stem
Location: Tropical Asia
Size: Height: 7-15cm (3-6in)
Growth Rate: Medium
You are buying 1 Rooted plant that will have 7 or more leaves.
Plant the roots, Not the plant itself (where the green starts) in your substrate. Planting this plant too deep can cause it to melt. Adding a fertilizer tab a couple of inches from the roots is suggested.