Humboldt Swamp (Nympho Growing area
In nature Humboldt Dormer grows in tropical waters of South America.
Bogflower – aquarium plant floating on the surface. Heart-shaped leaves with a deep cut at the base (reaching up to 15 cm in diameter) and inflorescences are formed from buds on a long stem. The surface of the sheet is leathery, smooth.
From the point of junction of the leaf and petiole, clear, well visible veins radially diverge. Rhizome marsh has an elongated appearance; the adventitious roots of this plant are well developed. Blooms white flowers with five petals.
The core of the flower is yellowish, and the flower itself is covered with “hairs”. Under favorable conditions content height humboldt swamp may exceed 1 m (with an appropriate water level in aquarium).
AT content humboldt swamp quite a capricious plant that requires a lot of space and therefore only takes root in spacious aquariums. The plant feels comfortable in warm water (in summer up to 30 ° С, in winter not lower than 15 ° С), its hardness does not exceed 6 °, pH up to 8.0.
With sudden changes in temperature, the plant begins to hurt. For optimal growth marshland bright aquarium lighting is required.
Sources of artificial lighting can be fluorescent lamps, the power of which is not less than 0.5 W per liter of water per aquarium, in combination with incandescent bulbs. With a lack of lighting, the plant tolerates wintering. In this case, in the summer, during the period of active growth, it is necessary to select strong specimens. marsh and for the next wintering leave only them.
Land it aquarium plant in a mixture of peat chips, coarse sand or silt.
Humboldt Dormer multiplies and seeds, and with the help of accessory plants. In the first case, in a small amount of water (3-5 cm) and the soil well washed with water at room temperature (a mixture of clay and sand) seeds are sown. Seeds sprout, floating to the surface, then they sink into the ground and take root there.
With the advent of the first leaves, “seedlings” marsh are separated from each other and, with further favorable development, planted in aquarium. Second way breeding marsh flowers consists in the separation of developed verticils with leaves. Separated whorls are planted in the sand in a separate container, which is covered with glass and left in a bright, warm place until the formation of roots.
After that, the plant is planted in common aquarium. Young plants should be protected from algae fouling and eating snails.