Wisteria Tissue Culture
Planting your Water Wisteria
The best substrate for this plant is a specialty plant substrate very rich in nutrients. It can still grow in small grain gravel or sand substrate, as long as you keep fertilizing it with fertilizing tabs, but be careful to anchor the wisteria if you plant it in sand until the roots are well established in the substrate to avoid accidental uprooting.
The water wisteria makes a good mid- to background aquarium plant, but can also be grown as a carpet. For this, you have to plant it on its side and make sure the roots are developed along the stem.
This way, leaves will only grow on one side and extend along the substrate to create a carpet effect.
For a more striking effect, plant it between rocks or pieces of wood or next to other contrasting plants.
Care for your Water Wisteria
The water wisteria is very easy to care for, as it thrives in many conditions even without CO2 supplementation. For the best look and sturdy leaves, make sure you provide a nutrient rich substrate or at least constant fertilizing with tabs.
Fertilizing is very important, as the plant needs nitrate, phosphate, and, most importantly, iron to have a healthy development. Iron deficiency can easily be noticed if the leaves turn pale and yellowish.
Remove any dead or brown sections to prevent infections from spreading throughout the plant; this also allows it to use its energy and nutrients only for the healthy leaves and stems.
- Scientific Name : Hygrophila difformis
- Common Name : Wisteria
- Max Size :50cm
- Lighting : Medium
TISSUE CULTURE live aquarium plants are grown in a purpose built sterile laboratory, free from pests, disease and algae. Tissue culture plants do not require watering and are grown in a nutrient rich agar jelly inside 5cm food grade plastic pots.
Tissue Culture plants can survive for quite some time in these containers but we recommend using them as soon as possible to get the most freshness from the plants.
Before planting, rinse off all of the Agar (jelly) and separate the tissue culture into smaller bunches.
This is an aquatic plant and if kept under the correct conditions should continue to thrive for many years.
Eleocharis acicularis ‘mini’ has even lower growth than the common Eleocharis belem. Plant the mini-version in small portions to cover a large area. In short time, a dense carpet will be obtained. Needs light to perform optimally, however, it is one of the most reliable species for creating a carpet – and a minimum of maintenance since the leaves remain short (3-5 cm). Suitable for nano-aquariums.