Common Name: Blyxa
Origins: Tropical Asia
Growth Rate: Fast
This Blyxa species is considered a moderate difficulty plant to keep. Its will easily reach its potential under intense lighting, CO2 injection, and a fertilization regimen of NPK and micro nutrient supplementation.
Favorable condition offer rewards the hobbyist with golden and reddish hues and the plants will exhibit a more compact growth.
Under low light, however, Blyxa japonica will become taller, lankier, and greener. This plant produces an impressive root system and appreciates a nutritious substrate. If phosphate levels are kept high (1-2 ppm), small white flowers on long, thin stalks may develop. Isn’t that something worth working towards 😉
Generally unknown to most, Blyxa japonica is actually a stem plant growing on a densely foliated, short stem.