Najas sp. roraima

Common Name: Najas sp. Roraima
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Genus: Najas
Origins: South America
Difficulty: Easy
Growth Rate: Medium-Fast
Requirements: Temps 69.8 – 84.2F(21 – 29C), PH: 6 – 7.2, Light:Very Low-High, Growth

This plant’s compact growth makes it especially decorative, as well as the dark brown colour of the leaf serra that gives the leaves a dotted pattern on light green to reddish-brown ground. The shoot tips may assume a wine-red hue under intensive light.

This Najas from Roraima does not form many roots, just like the other species of the genus. It grows freely floating just under the water surface as well as planted into the ground, and it can also be stuck in crevices in rocks or driftwood.

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