Note- as of 8-3 we are shipping out Corkscrew Val (see curly variety picture). It will look like the spiral image show.
Jungle Val- jungle vallisneria, Vallisneria americana gigantea. 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 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
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