The delicate, feather-like leaves of the Myriophyllum scrotum will add a tranquil touch to the background of your aquarium. Their dark green colors make them the perfect fit for any aqua habitat, and they are beloved by little fish as a place to hide in between thanks to their soft texture. However, the care of these plants shouldn’t be underestimated!
For whom is the Myriophyllum scrotum suited?
As a fast-growing plant that works great as either a background plant or to hide equipment, the Myriophyllum scrotum does require a bit of care to thrive. They can grow up to 24”, meaning that they might need the occasional trim, depending on the size of your aquarium. They are great for beginners who are ready for a little bit of a challenge.
What are they like?
As mentioned before, the Myriophyllum scrotum is a fast-growing plant that is commonly used by Aquarists for the background of their aquarium or to hide equipment. They are great plants if you’re trying to breed fish, as fish enjoy hiding in between the leaves of the Myriophyllum scrotum due to their soft texture.
The ideal conditions of the Myriophyllum scrotum
To thrive, the Myriophyllum scrotum may need occasional fertilizing to ensure that it gets all the trace elements it requires to be healthy. It grows just fine with medium lighting, but it requires soft water at a temperature of 72 – 78 °F. The pH should be kept neutral.
Scientific Name: Myriophyllum scabratum
Light Requirements: Medium to High
Care Level: Easy/Medium
Note: Please do additional research on your plant to ensure its health. Propagation is similar to all other stem plants: cut the stem and replant it into the substrate.