Vallisneria "Jungle Val" EASY Background Aquarium Plant
Note* We are shipping Italian Val. A thin leafed Vallisneria that we typically sell. *SUBJECT TO CHANGE WEEKLY* (might be a Thicker Giant Val, contortion val, or leopard val :) )
AS OF 5-15 this is like the photos of the thinner type.
Unlike others, we grow this plant in house. It will hold up better for you as it comes from our greenhouse grow beds to YOU.
Jungle Val- jungle vallisneria, Vallisneria
Call it what you want to call it. Jungle Val is an amazing plant. It is one of those plants that you have to get when you are just getting started in the planted tank and want a plant that will go nuts.
I have kept Jungle vallisneria or Jungle Val under a number of different conditions. I first fell in love with Jungle Val when I put it in my high tech tank. (high lights/ dirt and CO2) It grew to the point where it was out of control.
There were so many runners popping up that I had a hard time removing it when I wanted it out of my tank. Jungle val also does great in a beginners tank without dirt. I have seen it in low light tanks with hardly any sort of nutrients in the substrate. (If you want to have a great substrate, check out our dirt substrate kits) I have seen Jungle val grow in just plain sand even. We are selling the skinnier jungle val for $9.95 for 5-6 stems of it.
You wont go wrong with this plant. Jungle Val might wither away when you put it into your tank. The leaves grow so easy that it isn't a problem and will come back stronger. Though the variety we are selling currently is less likely to melt as it has been grown in our tank conditions.
Val likes higher calcium content and ph if you can provide it but will adapt to a lower ph if that is how you run your aquarium.
This is one my top 10 favorite plants list for a reason. (If something happens to me- I would like Jungle val in my coffin please.)
Care Scale of 1-10 ( 1 it can grow in your toilet- 10 being nearly impossible)
Jungle Val is a 1.5 only because it might melt a tad initially then comes right back
Can handle super low lighting, grows faster in higher light
Where to plant:
I've ordered several plants in the past and these were in great condition as well. It's now become my axolotl's favorite lounge spot! I love that I usually get a little extra in every order with super fast shipping.
When I started my planted tank, I began with a few "brand name" plants from one of the big box pet stores. They didn't have much of a selection, and I ended up with just a few plants, when I wanted that "jungle look". One day an ad for DFT popped up on Facebook, and checked out their website: the photos looked great, the prices were good, and there were lots of good reviews, so I thought I'd pick out a nice selection. They were delivered quickly, in good condition, and wow -- they looked great! (And still do, now in my tank.) Big, full plants, which made my big box store plants look anemic. And there were extras, as well. I did notice that there was one plant type I ordered that didn't get included, and I thought maybe they sent the extras in lieu of that one. I contacted them, and heard back right away: no, the missing plants were just overlooked. They apologized and sent them out within a couple of days. These also came well packed and in good condition - along with another "extra" plant - and are now in residence in my tank. Meanwhile, the plants I received first appear to be growing like crazy already! I definitely have that jungle look now! I'm very happy with DFT, and would happily buy from them again and heartily recommend them!
Plants came fast and in great condition!! I have had them in my aquarium for several days, and so far, they look great and most importantly, still alive. I will most definitely buy from Dustin’s Fish Tanks again in the near future.
I received my order in 2 days super fast. The bacopa came in good shape, the jungle Val was in decent shape but he sent extra to compensate I received a ton of plants
they were pretty rough. But ordered 3 got 5 soooo pare them down and plant 35=40 plants tank's floor is about full.