Ammannia crassicaulis has been sold under the generic name of Nesaea for some time. But that genus has been subsumed under the genus Ammannia. This is a lovely plant for the high light, CO2 enriched aquarium with good nutrient support. It is similar to Ammannia gracilis, though not as bright red, tending more toward a yellowish bronze color. The plant needs room to do well, so don’t pack stems in too tightly. Allow water movement and light to penetrate between the stems.
Family Name: Lythraceae
Native To: Africa and Madagascar
Growth Form: Stem
Growth Rate: Moderately fast under good conditions
True Aquatic: Yes
Placement in Tank: Mid-background with trimming
Available As: Bunch