Aquarium plants grown in vitro are a trend that is gaining ground in invertebrate aquaristics and especially in shrimp aquariums. These plants come from the laboratory and are therefore guaranteed free from algae and also from worms such as planarians or leeches, from dragonfly larvae and of course there are no snails or snail clutches in InVitro plants. They are not treated with insecticides or algaecides and for this reason do not bring any pollutants that could harm the stock in the aquarium.
The nutrient gel in which InVitro aquarium plants are grown contains sugar, so it should be carefully rinsed under cold running water before placing the plant in the aquarium. After that, the aquatic plant can be inserted into the aquarium.
Meanwhile, the selection of invitro aquarium plants is very large, and you can draw from the full here. Here are foreground plants from the laboratory, for example, the Australian tongue leaf Glossostigma, the dwarf trefoil Marsilea hirsuta or the grass-like sword plant Helanthium tenellum (Echinodorus tenellus), which form a beautiful green carpet in the foreground within a short time and which also look great in an iwagumi layout, or Hemianthus callitrichoides from Cuba, the dwarf pearlwort, which is also great to use either as a ground cover or as a small cushion-forming plant. The grass-like growing dwarf needle lime Eleocharis pusilla is also one of the ground covers for the foreground. These plants need to be trimmed from time to time and will sprout again much nicer and better branched after trimming. Also Cryptocoryne parva from invitro culture is great in the foreground and loosens up uniform leaf carpets beautifully.
Also for the middle ground of large aquariums and for the background of small aquariums you will find in the InVitro plants. Here, for example, the starwort Pogostemon helferi or the hat fungus plant Hydrocotyle verticillata, but of course also various Cryptocorynen such as Cryptocoryne wendtii to mention, but of course also Lobelia cardinalis "Mini", the creeping Staurogyne (Staurogyne repens) and also Lilaeopsis macloviana, a rarity from South America. Also the Montecarlo pearlwort Micranthemum sp. fits very nicely into the middle ground, and of course we find here in the InVitro aquarium plants also good acquaintances like the Java fern Microsorum pteropus and the Congo fern Bolbitis heudelotii, which can be grown quite prima sitting on roots or stones in the middle ground and provide here for a great jungle atmosphere. You can either simply stick them into small crevices in the hardscape or tie them onto the roots or stones. The various water ferns will then grow firmly there and continue to sprout. Anubias are also great perching plants from invitro culture, such as the smallest, still very rare Anubias barteri var. nana "Pangolino", the Pangolin spear leaf.
For the background in the nano tank either plants are suitable, which are used in large aquariums rather in the middle ground, or stem plants, which do not grow quite so high and which are trimmed accordingly often. In the large aquarium you can choose practically freely - would you rather take a red or green Rotala or a green star-shaped leafed Pogostemon erectus, a Cryptocoryne cordata or a green Ludwigia? We recommend planting rather few plants here, but in larger groups, even if the choice is difficult. Stem plants are preferably used in the background. They usually grow upwards quite quickly and therefore become unsightly at the bottom over time. Here the middle ground planting and the hardscape play a major role, they cover the less beautiful "feet" of the background planting. From time to time it is nevertheless necessary to cut back the stem plants. If the lower parts are very unsightly, remove them from the aquarium and simply stick the cut head cuttings and side cuttings into the bottom. Stem plants are known for being legendarily quick to sprout roots and re-anchor very quickly.
Red-leaved plants are also available from invitro culture, such as the parrot leaf Alternanthera reineckii, the red Cryptocoryne spec. "Flamingo" and also a red Rotala variety. With these aquarium plants you can set beautiful eye-catchers and visually break up a pure green aquarium really well.
Even floating plants such as the small tufted fern can now be found among the InVitro aquarium plants.
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