What you will receive:
Selected number of strands of Spathiphyllum wallisii
This plant is not a true aquatic species but it is often used in terrariums or shallow tanks. The flower stems need to be out of the water. It is also a very popular house plant but in aquariums it does have a fairly short lifespan compared to most of the other species. They do like a fairly low lighting system, bright lighting can scorch the leaves. Browning of the leaves can indicate a nutrient deficiency, if this is the case extra nutrients should be added to the water column using a suitable plant food that is safe for the live inhabitants of the aquarium. Any leaves that are above the water surface will require misting on a regular basis, the leaves will droop if allowed to dry out too much.
When purchasing a specimen make sure that the leaves are bright green and upright, drooping leaves or browning means that the plant is not in the best condition.
It should definitely be noted that this plant is poisonous if the leaves are crushed or broken, you should always wash your hands after handling.
Type – Stem
Origin – South America
Growth Rate – Medium
Height – 20-30cm
Light Demand – Medium
CO2 – Medium
Recommended pH range for the species: 5 – 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 – 12°N (71.43 – 214.29ppm)
0°C 32°F30°C 86°F
Recommended temperature: 22 – 25 °C (71.6 – 77°F)
Ceramic rings are provided, but are removed to avoid damage in the post. Normally delivered within 3 – 5 days but on occasion this maybe delayed which is why this was extended for delivery.
This plant, in lower levels of light is a lovely foreground plant, as it tends to grow around 5 – 10 cm tall. If in high intense light, it can grow up to 30 cm tall. Medium CO2 requirements.
Plants are incubated in a solution of 0.01% of the insecticide Buprafezin for one hour (Please do not just drop these in a shrimp tank or with any other crustacean. To use these within a tank please wash in water with baking soda under light. These are treated to remove the insecticide but there are cases where this has not been fully removed causing casualties in crustacean.