Vallisneria spiralis ‘Tiger’ from Asia is an excellent plant for beginners, growing in virtually all light and water conditions.
The name ‘Tiger’ is due to its striped leaves (30-50 cm long, 1-2 cm wide). The relatively short leaves makes it suitable for small aquariums, and the leaves are also narrow, meaning they do not overshadow smaller plants. Forms runners easily, and is thus easy to propagate.
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate: High
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height: 20 – 30+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light demand: Low
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 : Low
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.