Mimulus uvedaliae

Mimulus uvedaliae

General information: This is another in the family Scrophulariaceae, related to other aquarium plants such as the Limnophilas, Glossostigmas and Bacopas. It was found growing prostrate on the edge of a billabong late in the dry season in a place that would be under a meter and a half of water for six months. Trials indicate that it may be useable as an aquarium plant but appears to become leggy in low light. Further trials are needed. It may be useable as a ground cover in high light situations. It definately grows submerse.

Cultivation notes : Cultured in laterite soil with a covering of sand. Natural light filtered by 70% shade cloth, pH 7. KH 60 ppm, GH 50 ppm, temp 27 to 30 deg C, pH controlled with CO2. Propagated by cutting.

Distribution : NT

Selling details : Sold as a bunch of cut stems.

Reference: Dunlop, Cowie and others (1996) Checklist of the vascularplants of the NT