Spiral kabomba (Cabomba caroliniana tortifolia) is an aquatic plant of the Cabombaceae family (Cabombaceae).
Spiral kabomba bred artificially. Among amateurs, this form of plant is quite rare due to the high demands on conditions. content and low growth rate.
Leaves spiral cabombs cast silver shine, spiral in shape and resemble needles. Due to the fact that the leaves are cut, the plant actively saturates with oxygen and purifies water, and also serves as a good haven for fry and a substrate for spawning for aquarium fish different species.
Spiral kabomba in height reaches 30 cm. This plant is arranged in groups along the side walls aquarium.
For content spiral cabombs the water temperature should be in the range of 20-28 ° C, the hardness of the water should not exceed 6 °, and the pH should be from 6.0 to 7.0. Deviation from the optimal parameters leads either to slower growth or to the death of the plant.
It is necessary to make regular water changes in aquarium (up to 20% of the total). Spiral kabomba needs bright aquarium lighting. Light day for this plant should be at least 12 hours.
To create artificial lighting suitable fluorescent lamps (type LB, power 0.5 W / l). Ground for content of spiral cabom should be small and fairly silted.
Fine pebbles or coarse sand will do. Soil lay out a layer thickness of 5 cm.
Spiral kabomba propagated by cuttings. Take whole shoots with part of the rhizome or whole roots as cuttings.