Parrots Feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum)
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Parrots Feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum)


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Common Name: Parrots Feather
Proper Name: Myriophyllum aquaticum
Category: Stem Plants
Temperature: 10 - 29 C
PH: 5.0 - 7.5
Lighting: High
Growth Rate: Fast
Difficulty: Hard
Origin: South America
Position in Aquascape: Background,Mid-Ground
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Planted Tank Guru
 
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I am keeping this plant outside in a 10g aquarium and it is by far the fastest growing plant I have ever seen. I got it 2 days ago and it was like 3" each and now they are like 9". Amazing that there was a day of it being dormant but it really just takes off. James
 
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I looooove this plant. The pictures to the left are of submerged growth. Its a very dainty and feather plant. It grew in my low tech low light tank. But very very very very slowly. Like a centimeter a month. In my low tech high light tank it grows about an inch a week. Which is just fine with me. I'm certain that the addition of CO2 could turn this into a fast growers. And probably gives it a more compact appearance. Over all a very very pleasant plant.
 
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Do you mean "emerged" growth?
 
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
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I have a seen this plant locally at a place where they sell it for ponds. They were submersed but a lot of them grew to the point where a good portion of their stem was emersed and healthy as well. Photo at left is emersed growth like I see in a pond.
 
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I have this plant in my ponds and one of my aquariums and I think it looks great. It quickly grows roots and looks good hanging over a waterfall. When I trim the emerged form in my ponds, it will branch off with many new stems, making it more dense and cover a greater area.
 
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Grows well, but losses leaves on lower parts of the stem. It almost looks like a poodles tail now. Bushy and pretty on top, but bald on bottom.

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