Berry Creek Milfoil
General information: There are two very nice relatively easy to grow Myriophyllums from the top end of the NT. This one is smaller of the two and has red stems and leaves in bright light that become dark green in lower light conditions. Berry Creek about 50km south of Darwin is a non permanenet creek that crosses the Stuart Highway and empties into the Blackmore River. It is a very attractive small diameter Myriophyllum that is used in the NT as one of the normal bunch plants available in most of the local aquarium shops.
Cultivation notes : It is easy to grow in the aquarium. The conditions that plant is cultivated at Aquagreen are, pH 7, KH 50ppm, GH 60ppm and CO2 pH control. It grows very well in good conditions.
Distribution : Found in tropical NT and Qld.
Selling details : Sold as a bunch of cut stems tied at the base.
Reference: Cowie, Short and Osterkamp-Madsen (2000) "Floodplain Flora, a flora of the floodplain of the Northern Territory, Australia"