Mermaid Weed (Proserpinaca palustris)


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Mermaid Weed (Proserpinaca palustris)


Common Name: Mermaid Weed
Proper Name: Proserpinaca palustris
Category: Stem Plants
Temperature: 22 - 30 C
PH: 5.0 - 7.5
Lighting: Medium
Growth Rate: Medium
Difficulty: Medium
Origin: America
Position in Aquascape: Background,Mid-Ground
Planted Tank Guru
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Gorgeous plant with great color and an interesting leaf shape / texture. The large picture in this profile appears to be emmersed growth, and the others are all submersed. Definitely likes micros and high light. Fantastic plant that definitely grabs attention and gives the tank a unique focal point. Oqsy
Wannabe Guru
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This looks exactly like my parrots feather when grown in its submersed state.... What a beautiful plant
Algae Grower
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Aslo know as "saw-tooth hygro" because of the unique serrate-toothed new leaves. Leaves are pale pink to copper and even a nice red upon aquarium conditions. Plant needs good light to thrive and plenty of micros with iron supplementation. Can be found a some Pet Smarts
Planted Tank Enthusiast
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The shape of the leaves is determined by the intensity of light over the tank. Higher light produces leaves like the pictures, while lower light yields leaves that are more full with a little bit of spikes. An excellent plant if you are trying to add color.
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Also note, it's a fairly sensitive plant and loves to drop all its leaves when not happy.


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