South Cabomba (Cabomba austrailis) – aquarium plant family Cabombaceae (Cabombaceae).
Motherland southern cabombs reservoirs of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.
Top of long straight stem southern cabombs painted red. When the surface of the water reaches the stem, floating leaves form and it begins to spread under water.
In the case of underwater leaves, the location is opposite, the floating ones are alternately arranged. Petiolate leaves are in a whorl of three leaves.
The palarotrassechennaya plate underwater leaves about 4 cm wide and painted in green. The floating leaves are solid in shape, about 2 cm in length. In the whorls of floating leaves, there is also a short escape that carries light yellow small flowers above the surface of the water.
The root system of this plant consists of a large number of thin roots.
Plant out southern cabombu at aquarium need groups in the background or middle ground. AT aquarium The floating leaves of this plant look very beautiful, so as soon as the stem reaches the surface of the water, it can be pinned and the twig starts to bush. For content suitable water with the following parameters: temperature 24-30 ° C, hardness 2-6 ° and pH 6-7.
The plant is very sensitive to deviations of water parameters and does not tolerate frequent transplants. For content plants need clean water, since the particles of turbidity suspended in the water settle on the leaves of the southern cabomb, making it extremely unattractive. In addition, if time does not remove the precipitate, the leaves will die.
Make a water change in aquarium need 3-4 times per month. For content of southern cabomb fit both artificial and natural lighting.
Duration of daylight hours – 12-14 hours. To create artificial lighting, the estimated power of the fluorescent lamp should be from 0.5 to 0.7 W / l. As the soil, you can use small pebbles or sand.
The root system of the plant is very delicate and does not develop well in a large substrate. The soil should be silted, nutritious.
When transferring a plant to a new soil, it is not necessary to make additional feedings.
Multiply southern cabombu can cuttings of rhizome or stem. Whole shoots are transplanted with or without roots, in a new place they take root perfectly and begin to develop rapidly.
Also, a new plant can be obtained by separating the stem from the stem with 5-6 verticils, but in this case the growth process will be somewhat slower.