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is usually planted in the foreground where it forms a low growing, dense carpet�typically in Nature Aquarium/Amano style layouts. This plant can also be used as a foreground accent. Individual runners form excellent larger leaved accents when growing along a Riccia foreground.

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Propagation poses no difficulties of any kind. It grows an abundance of side shoots and quickly sprouts new ones from the tops of topped stems. Even individual leaves left to float around the aquarium will grow roots and eventually become new plants. When conditions are to its liking, all of that can happen with surprising rapidity, so it bears mentioning that it is not a low maintenance plant.

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The worldwide trade in plants for the aquarium and pond hobbies is a multi-million .. is a member of the Nymphaeaceae and is essentially a lotus that does not grow any floating leaves. Its elongate and reddish to green undulate leaves make it look superficially similar to a when smaller, but it soon attains a size rivaling many larger . Red and green (with reddish leaf undersides) forms exist, with the green one attaining a slightly larger size. As with other Nymphaeaceae, restricting the roots by potting the plant can keep the plants smaller for a longer period. It is rather undemanding and good for suitably sized aquariums of almost any type as long as it receives good light and water that is not too cold (under 75 degrees Fahrenheit or 24 degrees Celsius). It is usually able to obtain sufficient nutrients from the water column, although it does benefit from root feeding (which may not always be advisable given its eventual size). Although not very sensitive to nutrient deficiencies, does unfortunately suffer the attentions of snails. Even in tanks where snails are not usually a problem, leaves may become riddled with holes, so be prepared to deal with them if necessary. Its leaves are rather delicate and should not be subjected to brisk currents. One final point worth mentioning is that this species is given to occasional rest periods, during which plants will die back for a few weeks.

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Some aquarium plants deserve mention because they tend to be hardy handsome plants. In general these are easy aquarium plants to keep with normal plant care, tolerating a wide variety of water conditions and will fit in either small or large aquariums, They need moderate light for plant growth and propagate freely without aid. Here are a some stem plants that tend to fit this description:

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