Ceratophyllum demersum is one of the most popular aquarium plants in the trade. Hornwort, or Coontail as it is more commonly referred to, is able to tolerate a wide range of aquatic conditions, which is the reason for its popularity. Ceratophyllum demersum is also very common in the water garden industry, where it is used as an oxygenating plant for small water features and ponds. Hornwort is okay with just being floated in a body of open water and can be broken into pieces to establish new plants. Ceratophyllum demersum is native to the United States and makes an excellent habitat for fish to lay eggs on or hide in.
- Common Name: Hornwort, Coontail
- Family Name: Ceratophyllaceae
- Native To: North America
- Lighting: low, Medium, High
- pH: 6-9
- Growth Demands: Easy
- Growth Form: Stem
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Placement In Tank: Mid or Background
You are buying one bunch, four stems averaging about 8" tall. Plant Weight included.
Stem plants are usually cuttings of plants that generally 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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