Staurogyne repens (In Vitro) - Popular foreground plant in the aquarium
Staurogyne repens (Bearclaw) is a fresh, green, compact and strong aquarium plant for the foreground area of the aquarium. It originates from the Rio Cristalino in Brazil and is grown withHygrophila but differs in its compact, low and especially bushy growth and smaller, rounder-looking leaves. With a growth height of 5-10 cm, Staurogyne repens is particularly suitable for targeted use in aquascaping, where it receives its main attention.
Staurogyne repens is often associated withHemianthus callitrichoides cubais combined in Iwagumi layouts and sets visually effective accents especially there in the hardscape area due to its strong and rich green colour. Arranged accordingly, the use ofStaurogyne the effect of a densely overgrown tropical forest.
Staurogyne repensprefers intensive lighting in conjunction with a good nutrient supply, which should be ensured via an active substrate. With only a few steps, the plant can be pruned specifically and can thus be brought into shape with little maintenance. The selective thinning of theStaurogyneis mainly used in aquascaping, where this shrubby plant is all too often planted in the gaps between the hardscape, thus enhancing \\
Before planting, it is advisable to cut off the longest stems in advance, after which the plant will develop horizontal shoots from the base and spread along the ground in a bush. Too little light makes itself felt withStaurogyne repensmainly due to the \\Staurogyne can also be cultivated emersely using the dry-start method, according to many reports.
- Origin: Brazil
- Type: Ground cover
- Growth: medium
- Height: 3 cm - 10 cm
- Width: 5 cm - 10 cm
- Light: 0.25 Watt per litre
- CO2: 3-5 mg per litre