Myrio - Green (Myriophyllum pinnatum)

Quick Facts :: Myrio - Green (Myriophllum pinnatum)

Care Level:Moderate
Maximum Length:24″
Water Conditions:72-82 F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
Supplements:Iron, Trace Elements, CO2 Supplementation, Potassium
Origin:North America

Myriophyllum pinnatum is also known as Cutleaf Watermilfoil or Green Foxtail, and grows naturally in the lakes and streams of Southern North America, and Central America. This plant has a beautiful green coloration, and fine leaves that are very delicate looking.  Fast growers, they provide a secure area for timid species and fry that may be spawned in the aquarium. These plants are amphibious, meaning they can grow partially above the water.

Water Conditions
72-82° F
KH 3-8
pH 6.5-7.5

The Myriophyllum pinnatum is a rapidly growing plant that is ideal for planting in the background of the aquarium to hide equipment, and for providing refuge for newborn fish. Provide a medium amount of light in the range of 2 to 3 watts per gallon, using full spectrum bulbs.Ideal water conditions are a temperature between 72°-82°F, an alkalinity of 3 to 8 dKH, and a pH of 6.5-7.5. These plants benefit from regular additions of CO2, iron rich fertilizers, and trace elements. 

Reproduction within this species is easily achieved from cuttings, simply cut with scissors and replant. While choosing a place for new plants, it is wise not to place near your filter.