Myriophyllum aquaticum

Synonym: M. brasiliense, M. proserpinacoides

Common name: Brazilian milfoil, milfoil

Origin: South America

It is important to keep this common aquarium plant In water free of visible debris, which may clog the fine leaves. Providing you regularly add a multipurpose fertilizer to the tank, the plant should do well in most aquariums. It will produce side shoots, but overcutting will damage it. In strong light, the plant may produce thick leaves above the surface. Milfoil does well in softer water and will grow without any adverse affects in water with a pH value as low as 5, although it will also do well in water with a pH of about 7.5.

Maximum height: 20 in (50 cm)

Growth rate: Medium to Fast

Area: Background, Midground

Light: Bright to Strong

Propagation: From cuttings and side shoots Difficulty: 1

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