Common Name: Tonina sp. ‘Belem’ and Tonina sp. ‘Manaus’; which are different species.
Origins: Central/South America, West Indies, Mexico
Growth Rate: Fast
Requirements: Soft slow moving water, acidic substrate. Relies on nitrates and phosphates so keep levels in check.
Tonina fluviatilis is a plant species in the Eriocaulaceae. It is the sole species in the monotypic genus Tonina, native to southern Mexico, Central America, northern South America, Cuba and Trinidad. Tonina fluviatilis (Tonina sp. fluviatilis) This is certainly not a beginner plant but rewarding if successfully kept.
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