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Myrio - Red
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Myrio - Red (Myriophyllum heterophyllum)
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· We cannot ship this product to Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont or Washington.

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Color Form Green, Red
Water Conditions 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.5-7.5
Max. Size 2'
Origin Farm Raised, USA
Family Halorhagaceae
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Trace Elements, CO2 Fertilization, Iron, Potassium
Placement Background
Propagation Cuttings
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Myriophyllum heterophyllum is commonly known as Two Leaf Water Milfoil or Red Foxtail. It grows naturally in the lakes and streams of Southern North America and Central America. This plant has a beautiful red coloration, and is very delicate looking with its fine leaves. These plants will grow very rapidly in the aquarium, and are amphibious, meaning they can grow partially above the water.

The Myriophyllum heterophyllum is a rapidly growing plant that is ideal for planting in the background of the aquarium to hide equipment, and for providing refuge for newborn fish. Be carefull that this plant does not shade any of the other plants in the aquarium. It requires a moderate level of light of 2 to 3 watts per gallon provided by full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs.

Reproduction within this species is by cuttings. Simply cut the plant at the height that you desire, but leave room for growth, then strip about an inch of the stem and plant into the gravel. If allowed to grow out of the water, this plant will produce a flower.

The Myriophyllum heterophyllum benefits from regular additions of CO2, iron rich fertilizers, and trace elements. Do not release plants into local waters. Learn more here

Approximate Purchase Size: Bunch 6" to 8"

Customer Testimonials

Ross Johnston Houston , TX
A beautiful plant that creates a gorgeous background and perfect hiding place...but be ready to keep it trimmed and your tank clean from the mess it can make. During routine substrate vacuuming or tank maintenance, the Myrio can loose small pieces or "needles" and clog the filter and/or intake. I do recommend this plant, but make sure you have lots of room, the right lighting to bring out the true beauty and be prepared for a little extra cleanup.
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