Vallisneria Torta (Spiral Val)

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The goal is to have EVERY Type of Vallisneria growing in our greenhouse.  This Vallisneria Torta has brought us one step closer.

All Vallisneria makes a wonderful background plants. This Vallisneria is no exception!

Our experience has shown that the thicker the Val the slower the grower... or regrower.

(This can be seen with our big Daddy "Giant Jungle Val" (Vallisneria Americana) it grows thicker and takes a second longer to bounce back)

Vallisneria Torta is actually on the fast side for us with the speed in which it bounced back.

Like all Vallisnernia- it might melt back on you with a change in water conditions.  Not to worry, as this will only bounce back stronger....

Vallisneria Torta looks exactly like our regular Val, but it has a unique twist to it, literally!

We have found that an early heavy amount of liquid fertilizer will get your Val rolling quickly with less melting. 

If you see some rough tips, cut them about an inch below where they start.

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being can grow in your toilet. 10 being impossible.  This would be a 1.5 only because it might melt back a tad.


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Customer Reviews

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Matthew D

Got some very healthy bunches with some great looking roots. I have no doubt they will do great.

Frayed leaves but very healthy roots +extra bunch?!

ONE MONTH UPDATE: The spiral val is doing very well. Starting to get a bunch of runners. New growth has matched or exceeded the old growth. I expect it will really take off once a few leaves reach the surface. Pics attached.

TANK DETAILS: 55 Long (48"L x 18"H x 12"W) | High light LED (~4000 lumen maximum, daytime schedule with dimmer) | Dirted substrate (~6 years old now; am also using Seachem Root Tabs) | basic Seachem liquid fert routine: K ~2ppm, P ~ 1.5ppm, 1/3 Fe dose every other day. My nitrates stay around 10ppm from bioload and feeding. 10x Tiger Barbs, 50x Pygmy Cories, 2x Kuhli Loaches, 1x young Yoyo Loach, 5x Otos, and a bunch of snails.

ORIGINAL REVIEW: I gotta be honest, at first glance I was disappointed with the spiral val. The color wasn't really there and most plants had some yellow, frayed leaves. After unwrapping them, the rhizomes and roots looked very healthy. For a val, if it has healthy roots it is a healthy plant. They have been planted (in dirt) for 3 days now and several are already growing new leaves!

Dustin commented on the frayed leaves on my invoice (of course he mentioned they were still healthy) and included an extra bunch of Spiral Val because of it. Good customer service, I was very happy with that. THANKS DUSTIN!!!

Also, I ordered several other plants from Dustin; 2 species of crypts, ludwigia, s. repens, an anubias nana petite, small cinum natans. The spiral val was the ONLY ONE that looked sad. Everything else is spot on. I just happened to get a little unlucky with the state of the Spiral Val, but Dustin went out of his way to make up for it.

I really like the spiral val...

The plants arrived (with an extra bunch - thank you Dustin!) looking great and healthy with good color. Had a little trouble separating the roots from the packing material but they were quite sturdy and did well. I'm impatiently waiting for them to get tall enough to see in the background. May order more to fill in more quickly.

carrie lyden
Beautiful plant

This arrived reddish so that was a bit surprising since the pics all show this to be green but it’s very nice. Plant came wrapped in protective package and plant was healthy and clean. I was able to rinse off and plant right away. It adds a nice touch to the tank.

Beautiful High quality plants!

The plants I received arrived quickly and were extremely pretty and healthy. This was my trial plant and I'm very much pleased. I will definitely be buying more!