Cardamine Lyrata is actually a marsh plant from Japan. But it is also a familiar aquarium plant that thrives underwater with 20-50 cm long stems. A characteristic trailing growth form makes it highly decorative, and ‘aerial’ roots often form on the plant itself.
Plant it in groups, and make sure the water temperature does not exceed 86 degrees F (this makes the leaves much smaller and the plant leggier). Also suitable in garden ponds in the summer.
Scientific name: Cardamine lyrata
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 30 cm (7.87 - 11.81 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 15 - 24 °C (59 - 75.2°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): East Asia
How fast these plants grow: Normal
Recommended substrate: Gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Background