Bacopa australis

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Bacopa Species Aquarium

Bacopa australis was discovered in southern Brazil (australis = southern), and it does not come from Australia, as might otherwise be assumed from its name. Like the other Bacopa--species, Bacopa australis is also easy to grow in an aquarium. Under certain conditions it creeps across the bottom to form an elegantly decorative light green cushion. When Bacopa australis grows in a good light, the leaves become reddish. It is

PRICE GROUP: POT 5

FAMILY:

Scrophulariaceae

ORIGIN:

South America

HEIGHT:

7 - 30 cm

WIDTH:

2 - 4+ cm

TEMPERATURE:

15 - 32°C

GH:

1 - 30 dH

pH:

6 - 8

CODE:

A

LIGHT:

LOW

O • • • • high

GROWTH RATE:

SLOW

oooto fast

DEMANDS:

EASY

• OOOO DIFFICULT

Bacopa caroliniana

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PRICE GROUP: POT 5 XL 9

Bacopa caroliniana has been used as an aquarium plant for many years. Apart from relatively good light it makes few demands. Its slow growth rate makes it one of the few stem plants that do not need much attention. Like most stem plants, it is most decorative when planted in small groups. Easy to propagate by cuttings; take a side shoot and plant it in the bottom.

FAMILY:

Scrophulariaceae

ORIGIN:

North America

HEIGHT:

20 - 30+ cm

WIDTH:

3 - 6 cm

TEMPERATURE:

15 - 28°C

GH:

4 - 20 dH

pH:

5 - 8

CODE:

A

LIGHT:

LOW

• • • • HIGH

GROWTH RATE:

SLOW

ofooo fast

DEMANDS:

EASY

0»000 DIFFICULT

(A) Bonito, Brazil - photo: Claus Christensen

Bacopa Australis

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Bolbitis Heudelotii

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Bolbitis Heudelotii

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Planting Bacopa Australis

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Planting Bacopa Australis

DID YOU KNOW: Worldwide expeditions to find new plants

Every year Tropica makes a number of expeditions to remote and often inaccessible rivers, lakes and streams in the tropics. We are constantly searching for new, exciting plants and varieties to offer to aquarium owners all over the world. We test the new plants and their properties. This may result in new good and exiting aquarium plants. But it is just as important to develop new varieties of known plants but with improved properties. Properties such as reduced light requirements or improved adaptability to differences in the water quality. Even if the plant has the same name, there could be a big difference in how well it grows in the aquarium. The continuous development carried out at Tropica ensures both new plants and improved quality in known plants - but also specialities bringing distinctiveness to the aquarium and the possibility of exiting experiences. The hereditary genetic properties are not always visible in the plant when it is sold but develop eventually in the aquarium.

Holger Windelov in Thailand - photo: Claus Christensen

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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  • Mantissa
    How to grow bacopa australis?
    8 years ago
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    How to propgate bacopa australis?
    7 years ago

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