Mayaca Fluviatilis is a bushy stem plant that sort of resembles a cross between Rotala Wallichi and Cabomba. It can be found growing in the swaps of Southern US and South America. The leaves are thin and fragile and can create a spectacular bush of green when grown in large clusters.
This plant can be great for beginners because it is hardy and does not require CO2 injection. It does prefer a nutrient-rich environment and clean water. Mayaca requires moderate light or the lower parts of the stems can start to turn yellow and die off. It is propagated through cuttings that easily take root in the substrate. Mayaca can be grown submersed or emersed. Propagation is simple and straight forward. Like any other stem plant, simply cut and replace the trimmings.
|Name||Mayaca fluviatilis (Stream Bogmoss)|
|Light Demand||Medium Light|
|Growth Rate||Fast 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.