Mayaca Sellowiniana is amazing plant! It's star like appearance from above is breath-taking!
It loves plenty of iron to keep it's green glow and is slightly more demanding.
If you are already keeping plants like Rotala or Ludwigia... I would try this out.
Mayaca Selowiniana give you that "Fluffy/ feathery" look. I has a unique soft look to it from its fine leaves.
Just by the nature of its thin leaves, it will require a bit more care, but it isn't impossible. I would call it a "Tier 2" plant if you will.
Mayaca has done the best for use with higher amounts of light. I would give it a tad more water flow just to keep particles from getting stuck on it.
This plant would be great with any kind of shrimp you have as it would simply be awesome to watch something climbing on it.
Care Scale of 1-10:
6 (grows better in good substrate or you can plant in plain gravel) We have it growing without ANY Gravel, but we have good lighting and water changes
Mayaca is a medium to high light plant.
Where to Plant:
I've always been wary of this type of plant - my first thought is all the tiny leaves floating around the tank - but I decided to get it anyway. Haven't seen ANY leaf garbage from this plant. At first it looked fine, but it didnt' do much . . . it perked up and started really growing when I added CO2. (My bad for not adding the CO2 immediately!)
came great beautiful and time will tell thanks
Came in very healthy and got a bunch
The plants were really healthy. I got one more bunch than I ordered. Everything came nicely packaged with a temperature container to keep it stable on the summertime trip to LA. The customer service also rocks when I inquired about an out-of-stock item. I would definitely purchase from DustinsFishtanks again!
The plants were actually mayaca sellowiana, not mislabeled mayaca fluviatilis like I received from a another local on-line retailer
The plant arrived quickly and in perfect Condition together with other 4 plants. I received several 5 - 6 inch beautiful plants with roots. They look fantastic in the aquarium.
I will buy again from DustinFishtanks!