Lagenandra meeboldii is a very variable swamp plant from southwestern India. It occurs naturally on swampy streambanks where it is flooded during times of high water level. It can be grown permanently submerged in aquariums.
There are several forms of Meebold's Lagenandra with different leaf shapes and colorations. Lagenandra meeboldii 'Green' is a form with light to medium green leaves.
As an aquarium plant, this Lagenandra prefers a nutrient-rich substrate. It forms a thick, creeping rhizome with time that develops side shoots. The plant can be propagated by cutting off the daughter plants.
Lagenandra meeboldii 'Green' is well suited as a green, broad-leaved accent plant in the midground.
|Name||Lagenandra meeboldii 'Green'|
|Light Demand||Low Light|
|CO2 Demand||CO2 Optional|
|Growth Rate||Slow Growth|
Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro (literally: in the glass) in a nutrient-rich synthetic growing medium, either liquid or gel, without the presence of any other lifeforms. This guarantees a pest and disease-free specimen, while also providing accuracy throughout the trade.
Tissue culture plants should be removed from the cup as soon as possible. All plants grow on some sort of synthetic growing medium, ranging anywhere from liquid to jelly to firm gel. This should be removed and rinsed off. Gently massage the roots between your fingers until the gel dissolves away. Most plants can be broken up into smaller pieces and spread out in your aquarium. Smaller pieces are easier to plant.