Heteranthera zosterifolia
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Heteranthera zosterifolia

Common Names: Star grass
Distribution: Brazil
Description: Bright green, sword-shaped leaves that grow one leaf per node in an upward spiraling fashion. If looked at from above the plant looks like a star.
Potential Height: 50cm   (19.7")
Growth Rate: Medium
Care: This plant can be grown in a range of conditions, including medium light without CO2, but will tend to grow leggy. In high light and with CO2 supplementation, this plant will grow very compact and bushy. Prefers to have plenty available macronutrients(Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus).
Difficulty: Moderate
20°C - 28°C
68°F - 82°F
5.5 - 8
1 dH - 18 dH
Lighting: To get a nice appearance from this plant three or more watts per gallon are recommended.
Propagation: Cuttings can be taken anywhere along the stem due to this plant's real lack of nodes and internodes in good conditions.
Comments: Great versitile plant, can be used as a fore, mid, or background plant due to its ability to grow compact and bushy.

It's been said that this plant will grow blue flowers if left to grow at the surface for any amount of time.
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