Vallisneria asiatica var. biwaensis

This spiral-leafed form of Vallisneria was originally brought into the hobby from lake Biwa in Japan. It is a hardy, easy plant, and soon became an aquarium staple.

Common Name:      Corkscrew Val

Family Name:           Hydrocharitaceae

Native To:                 Haiti, Venezuela, Japan

Lighting:                  Moderate

Requirements:        Undemanding, but does better with some hardness in the water

Growth Form:          Rosettes on short runners

Growth Rate:            Fast

True Aquatic:            Yes, obligate aquatic

Placement in Tank:  Background

Available As:              Bare root, bunch