Myriophyllum tuberculatum (INSANE Red Aquarium Plant For Sale)
I wish I would have found this aquarium plant sooner. Wow. I had avoided Myriophyllum tuberculatum because I thought it would be a little too tough to keep. Not so. This Myriophyllum tuberculatum is actually thriving for us despite the fact that it has finer leaves and is red. This plant is similar to a Foxtail or other kinds of Myrio.
I like the leaf pattern on this plant more than others. If you look closely it has a unique woven look to its leaves. We are currently keeping this plant in one of our higher light tanks and it is doing well. This Myriophyllum tuberculatum can handle lower light but won't give you the nicer reddish colors and would be more of a darker brown. It makes a great contrast to any planted aquarium. Buy our Iron Supplement and keep this guy looking this red!
This plant is currently about 5-8 inches tall.
Care Scale of 1-10: ( 1- it can grow in your toilet- 10 being nearly impossible)
We give Myriophyllum tuberculatum at 4 out of 10. It likes a hard cut and replant. (You can propagate it easily this way and make it bushier)
Can handle super low lighting but will grow skinnier, grows faster in high light.
Where to Plant:
I ordered this a while ago - june 12 2020; so this review on Oct 8 describes my experience with the plant. I put some in a 29 with a fluval plant 3.0 and sandy bottom and the rest in a 40 breeder with a fluval plant 3.0 and the same sandy bottom. Neither bunch did very well and as of Oct 3rd the last of the bit in the 29 finally faded away to nothing. In the 40 breeder it was being over taken by algae but approx sept 15 i replaced the fluval plant 3.0 with an onf flat one+. Since then the plant has picked up growth and is slowly recovering with some brilliant red new growth. The algae on it is slowly melting. I do fertilize once a week with thrive+ and about once every 2 or 3 weeks some iron supplement (both are recommended dosage for a 40 breeder). The fluval light is well regarded but the onf flat is approx 2x brighter and the 40 breeder is a relatively shallow tank (esp when you consider 3 inches of substrate).
My summary is this plant requires a *lot* of intense light; but the colouring is quite brilliant - so highly recommended if you can get it to grow.
I researched thoroughly before placing an order, as there are many options out there. I've yet to receive the product so I cannot speak to that. I did think that placing my order a week ago Saturday that I could have reasonably expected my order prior to the weekend. That is disappointing, now the package is slated to ( hopefully) arrive tomorrow while I'm at work. I sprung for the ice pack but I'm not even sure how effective that will be after this many days. I would think that for the price I paid, some sort of priority mail would have been warranted. Will likely try a different company next time.
Came in very healthy and got 2 bunches
Good stems, nice leaves, long healthy roots.