Heteranthera zosterifolia

Heteranthera zosterifolia is a versatile aquarium plant native to South America.  Heteranthera zosterifolia can be used as a foreground midground or background plant depending on how much pruning you would like to do.  Under higher light, CO2 enriched conditions and ample space Heteranthera zosterifolia tends to spread in growth.  Under lower light conditions or in densely packed areas Heteranthera will grow upright.  If allowed to reach the surface, you may be treated to the development of small but pretty purple flowers.

Common Name:     Star grass

Family Name:          Pontederiaceae

Native To:                South America

Lighting:                  Moderate to High

Requirements:          Does best with supplemental CO2 and godd nutrient supplementation

Growth Form:           Stem

Growth Rate:            Fast

True Aquatic:            Yes

Placement in Tank:   Can be used effectively in all areas

Available As:             Bunch plant