Heteranthera zosterifolia (Stargrass)

Plant Profile

Common Name: Stargrass
Family:  Pontederiaceae
Genus: Heteranthera
Origins: Brazil, Central/South America
Difficulty: Easy
Lighting:  Medium
Plant Structure: Stem
Growth Rate: Fast
Placement: Midground
Requirements: Temps 68° to 86°F, PH 5.5 to 9.0

Heteranthera zosterifolia is a gem to keep. Not only is it lovely to scape with, easy to propagate but acts an indicator of several conditions in tank. When put to use, it will help gauge macro, micro and Iron deficiencies.

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Heteranthera zosterifolia is a very maleable plant, responding well to pruning the tops off and leaving the rooted portions. With this treatment, stargrass produces a profusion of new side shoots which results in very dense, bushy growth.

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