Continent: South America
Region: Central and South America
Country of origin:
Height: 30-80+ cm
Width: 5-8+ cm
Light requirements: high-very high
Temperature: 22-33 °C
Hardness tolerance: very soft-medium
pH tolerance: 3-7
Demands: very difficult
A very beautiful but also difficult plant because it requires more light than
most aquariums can provide. Soft water and CO2 addition are also
necessary for optimum growth. Death of lower leaves indicates insufficient
light. In good conditions Cabomba furcáta develops small, long floating
leaves and often forms beautiful purple flowers. Should be planted in groups,
but not too close because the light has to reach the lower leaves. Used to be
called Cabomba piauhyensis.
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