Nymphoides hydrophylla ‘Taiwan’ (Nymphoides aquatica ‘Taiwan’)
Size: 15 – 30cm in height; 10 – 15cm in width
Position and Usage: Midground to background placement
Growth rate: Fast
Lighting: 2/5 – 5/5
Water Conditions: 20 – 28°C; pH of 6.0 – 8.0
CO2: Not required
Propagation: Removal of plantlets from the leaves of the mother plant
Nymphoides hydrophylla ‘Taiwan’
Nymphoides hydrophylla ‘Taiwan’ is a unique species well-suited to beginners. As it may grow to surpass 30cm in height, this plant makes an excellent midground or background accent. The large fresh-green leaves will fan out laterally, beautifully ornamenting your tank.
A hardy species, N. hydrophylla may be grown in low-tech aquariums. It will tolerate low-intensity lighting, though high-intensity lighting will promote lusher growth, as will CO2 supplementation and balanced fertilization (though not required). Older surface leaves may need to be thinned to allow space for new foliage. Given appropriate conditions, new plants will grow from the mature leaves of the mother plant. Plantlets will sprout from the leaf blade/petiole junction and can be separated from the mother plant when they reach 2 to 3 inches in height.