Narrow Leaf Anacharis (Egeria najas) is a very popular, fast-growing plant that can thrive in nearly any aquarium. This bunched stem plant is comprised of thin stems with small, bright green leaves that can grow to 36 inches or more! Its offshoot stems grow from the sides of existing stems and can be cut and replanted to form a nearly endless colony of vibrant plants that will grow to the full height of the aquarium and beyond. It also provides valuable oxygen to all animal inhabitants of the aquarium.
Since it is a stem plant, Narrow Leaf Anacharis does not form a significant root structure. We offer this plant in bunches of 4 to 8 stems that are anchored by a lead weight, which can be adjusted to fit the needs of any aquascape. This plant can also be used as a floating plant if the lead weight is removed. As a floating plant, it can provide shade for reclusive animals as well as plants that require lower light. It does not shed a lot of leaves and is much less messy than hornwort and many other floating plants.
Like most plants, Narrow Leaf Anacharis will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, Nitrogen and other plant supplements.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Fast growing when kept in nutrient-rich water
- Excellent beginner plant
- Extremely bright green coloration
- Grows very quickly and can be propagated with great ease
- Temperature: 59° – 80° F (15° – 27° C)
- pH: 5.5 – 8.0
- Lighting: Low to moderate
- Origin: Indigenous to South America, cultivated in US nurseries
- Aquarium placement: Background
- Care: Easy