TROPICA Lobelia cardinalis 'Mini'

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1-2-Grow In-Vitro Plants

Free of snails and algae aquarium plant from tissue culture delivered in sealed cup.

> Beautiful green colour with compact growth
> Easy to propagate in the aquarium
> Safe choice for most aquarists.
> Thrives in many aquariums but more CO2, light and fertilizer will increase the plant's growth, compactness, and colour intensity.

SKU: TRO143TC
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Description

Sometimes plants surprise by suddenly deviating from the way they normally grow. This is called a mutation, and Lobelia cardinalis ‘Mini’ is a good example of this.

Lobelia cardinalis ‘Mini’ has thus originated from the general production of Lobelia cardinalis. It is characterized by its beautiful light green leaves, which are closer together than on the original Lobelia. Then it is also significantly smaller, hence the addition ‘Mini’ to the name of the plant.

The growth is low and dense, as the plant branches willingly, even without trimming. In addition, the mini version rarely forms the long vertical shoots which otherwise characterize Lobelia cardinalis.

It is easily propagated by planting the cut shoots down into the bottom layer. Lobelia cardinalis ‘Mini’ becomes most compact in good light conditions and added CO2, but also thrives well without.

How to plant

Plants with great success!

Tissue Cultures are very young plants cultivated and delivered directly from the laboratory. The plants are guaranteed to be free from snails, algae and pesticides and, therefore, are harmless for sensitive shrimp and fish.

Success with your aquarium depends largely on the proper plant choice. In a Tissue Culture cup, you are getting many plants that can be divided into small portions and cover a larger area. Plants are compact from the start, so you will experience dense and beautiful growth if you give them the right fertiliser and CO2!

  • Carefully take the plant out of the cup and rinse off the growing media.
  • To prevent mildew and algae, rinse with chlorine-free water.
  • Split the plant into 6-8 portions using your fingers or scissors (for small foreground plants).
  • Plant portions into the substrate using tweezers.
Then watch them grow!

Plant Info

Origin
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

Growth Rate
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.

Height
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

Light Demand
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0.5 W/L.

CO2 Demand
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.