Howard River Milfoil
General information : In Australia it is found above 18 deg South making it a very tropical species. The stock plant was collected on a small creek at the side of the Howard River a few years ago and all propagation has been from that small piece. It is easy to grow in the aquarium and does quite well in medium light situations. A fine very attractive aquarium plant that is popular in the aquarium trade where it is available. It is mid green colour in medium light and changes to red colour closer the stem in high light situations.
Cultivation notes : The conditions where it does well are pH 7, KH 60 ppm, GH 50 ppm, temp 27 - 30 deg C. Substrate is laterite soil with a covering of river sand. There is a couple of surveys on the Howard River in the ANGFA database that can be reached from the links page on this web site.
Distribution : India, Java, Vietnam, New Guinea and NT, WA, Qld within Australia.
Selling details : Sold in a bunch of cut stems
Reference : Cowie, Short, Osterkamp-Madsen (2000) "Floodplain Flora, a flora of the floodplain of the Northern Territory, Australia"