ABC PLANTS - Lobellia cardinalis
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An aquarium classic -Ã‚Â hardy, beautiful and undemanding.Ã‚Â Lobelia cardinalisÃ‚Â is a wonderful plant for any set-up and complementsÃ‚Â many other common aquarium plants. Our variety tends to grow shorter and bushier andÃ‚Â can be used to great effect in a variety of aquarium sizes with or without CO2
Type:Ã‚Â Stem, Branching
Size:Ã‚Â 10 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 30cm in height; 7 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 15cm in width
Position and Usage:Ã‚Â Foreground to background. Very flexible and can even be trimmed into neat rows.
Growth rate:Ã‚Â Moderate
Lighting:Ã‚Â 2/5 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 5/5 Higher light intensities result in reddish growth of emersed leaves or underside of submerged ones
Water Conditions:Ã‚Â 15 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 26Ã‚Â°C (extremely adaptable)
CO2:Ã‚Â NotÃ‚Â required. Can be used to speed up growth and produce a considerably lusher andÃ‚Â denser plant
Propagation:Ã‚Â Replant healthy cuttings
Emersed Growth:Ã‚Â Grows emersed wonderfully in a paludariums or Wabi Kusa.Ã‚Â EmersedÃ‚Â LobeliaÃ‚Â tends to be shorter and grows in a creeping fashion, spreading horizontally with a sprawling root system. Older, upper leaves turn reddish.Ã‚Â L. cadinalisÃ‚Â produces stunning cardinal red flowers in either a terrarium or aerial portions from an aquarium.