Corkscrew Vallisneria


Vallisneria americana also called Corkscrew Val, is a wide blade, grass-like plant, in which the leaves form an attractive corkscrew appearance. It is green in color and can be placed in a variety of locations within the aquarium.
Plant the Corkscrew Val in bunches or singly in the mid or background part of the aquarium to provide a variance of leaf styles within the aquarium. Trim any dead tips on these plants, to inhibit the entire leaf from decaying. Provide a moderate amount of light in the range of 2 to 3 watts per gallon, using full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs.

Reproduction with this plant occurs through runners set out by the plant. Allow the new plant to develop a root system and immature leaves prior to separating it from the mother plant. At that time, it can then be planted in a different location, or simply left in the same position.

The Corkscrew Val benefits from regular additions of CO2, iron rich fertilizers, and trace elements.

Quick Stats:
Care Level: Easy
Lighting: Moderate
Placement: Mid-ground
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
Propogation: Runners
Max. Size: 1'
Color Form: Green
Supplements: CO2 Fertilization, Iron, Potassium, Trace Elements
Origin: Farm Raised, USA
Family: Hydrocharitaceae

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Johnny February 22, 2010 at 2:33 am

if you have the regular vals…then this would be a good addition to your tank too. it gives it a different look to your tank. it grew easily for me in my tank along with the regular vallisneria. if you have the proper lighting and c02 setup…watch out..they grow FAST!

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