Didiplis diandra

Didiplis diandra is a native plant to North America.  It is underutilized in aquatic gardening, probably because it is a native plant.  Didiplis diandra is a useful in the midground or background areas of the aquarium, where it can fevelop into a lovely, thick bush with pretty green foliage in lower light that will show a beautiful bronze coloration in better light and with supplemental CO2.  Didiplis diandra stays shorter and bushier than many other stem plants so is more easily managed as a midground plant. Trim it hard to maintain the shape you want, the more you trim, the bushier it will get.  Remember that you can replant the cuttings to grow new plants too! 

Common Name:  Didiplis

Family Name:       Lythraceae

Native To:              North America

Lighting:                Moderate to high

Requirements:       Relatively undemanding, but shows best with supplemental CO2 and good fertilization

Growth Form:        Stem

Growth Rate:          Moderate

True Aquatic:         Yes

Placement in Tank: Mid - background

Available As:            Bunch plant or Tissue Culture