Continent: North America, South America
Country of origin:Cuba
Height: 10-40 cm
Width: 5-15 cm
Light requirements: medium-very high
Temperature: 10-28 °C
Hardness tolerance: very soft-medium
pH tolerance: 5-7,5
Cultivated above water and delivered with saw-toothed leaves, which after a
transitional period in the aquarium develop into long, finely denticulated,
needle-like leaves. In good light conditions it turns a beautiful copper colour
and its characteristic appearance is a pleasing contrast to the other plants.
Making few demands, Proserpinaca palustris varies in form according to
its origin. The Tropica cultivar is found on the Isla de la Juventud off Cuba.
In the USA the plant is commonly known as ''mermaid weed''.
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