ABC PLANTS - Ambulia (Limnophila sessiliflora)

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Ambulia (Limnophila sessiliflora), Dwarf Ambulia, Asian Ambulia


Invasive species warning: This species is a known invasive pest in the Great Lakes region where it may be regulated or prohibited by U.S. state and federal statutes. Please see the invasive species details for more information.


A gorgeous, feathery plant that grows fast with minimal requirements and thrives in moderate light with no CO2. A perfect plant for someone looking to add some volume and lushness to their aquariums and an excellent way to keep algae in check. Also highly effective for removing ammonia and nitrate from your aquarium for a healthier fish and invertebrates. Highly recommended for virtually anyone and suitable for cold-water tanks with Goldfish. 


If used in an outdoor pond, extreme caution should be taken to ensure it does not escape and end up in a natural waterway. Never use in natural ponds connected to other bodies of water!

Difficulty: Very easy - suitable for beginners and low tech aquariums
Type: Stem type plant with feathery leaves
Size: Maximum height of 40cm, width of 3 - 7cm per stem
Position and Usage: Midground to background. Looks best placed in bunches. Can be left to grow tall or trimmed for a shorter, bushier growth habit.
Growth Rate: Fast
Lighting: 2/5 - 5/5
Water Conditions: Extremely adaptable. Can be even be used in hard, alkaline water. pH of 5.5 - 8 and temperatures between 20 to 28°C are ideal.
CO2: Not required
Propagation: Stem Cuttings

Invasive species status: Restricted in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota along with U.S. Federal regulations. While unrestricted in Canada, this plant should never be released in any natural waterway and excess cuttings should be disposed properly. Keep our natural freswater ecosystems healthy. More information in the detailed description. 

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