Vallisneria Torta (Spiral Val)
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.
These showed up looking much better than I anticipated! I hope they like my tanks as much as I like them! Plus Dustin threw in an extra bundle for me to work with, can't beat that :-)
I ordered 1 plant and received a bundle of two stems, but each stem had a shoot with multiple babies. The babies actually had bigger roots than the parents and were ready to be separated so I really ended up with 7 or 8 plants. They’ve been in my tank for just over 2 weeks and I had a tiny bit of melt at first but the plants have now taken off and have almost doubled in size! Talk about some happy plants.
I needed five individual vallisneria plants, so I naturally set my order to five, being accustomed to my LFS prices and quantities. Maybe I missed it, but these aren’t individual plants. Rather, they’re bundles of five or six! I now have between twenty-five and thirty healthy plants that vary in size and development!
I wish the plants sucked. I found myself placing yet another order. Each time I'm so happy with what arrives. I just placed another order last night!!
The plants that I received came in very good condition. The packaging was good for exception of the wet news paper it was wrapped in. The news paper fell apart and I had to spend time picking it out of the aquarium. But over all I am very pleased