Blyxa japonica

Blyxa japonica

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Part Number:BLYXAJAP

 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.
Blyxa japonica requires moderate growing conditions, and it is an easy plant to grow. Like most stem plants, it can be challenging 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. 

Hardiness: Moderate
Light Needs: Medium
Plant Structure: Stem
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Genus: Blyxa
Region: Asia
Location: Tropical Asia
Size: Height: 7-15cm (3-6in)
Growth Rate: Medium


You are buying 1 Rooted plant that will have seven or more leaves.

Planting instructions

  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. 

5 Stars
I love this plant. Showed up looking nice and green. Under strong light the leaves turn bronze which gives them a nice contrast to most other plants. Highly recommend this plant and Planted Aquariums Central. Both are top notch quality.
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