Nymphoides minima

Nymphoides minima

General information: This is a very attractive plant when used in the aquarium. It has different shaped leaves to other Nymphoides species. It was collected in a shady location under paperbark trees and pandanus palms. In the medium light it produces submerged leaves. In the high light situation it produces smaller floating leaves. It has a very small flower.

Cultivation notes : It is easy to propagate from leaf cuttings. Grows in soft warm water in its natural location. Under cultivation it does well in water 26 to 30 deg C, pH around 7, hardness about 50 ppm and an alkalinity about 60 ppm. Substrate of local laterite soil covered with 30mm of coarse river sand.

Distribution : Only found in the tropical areas of NT and WA. The form cultivated at Aquagreen originates from Berry Creek, NT.

Selling details : Sold as an individual plant with the roots washed free of substrate.

Reference: Cowie, Short, Osterkamp-Madsen (2000) "Floodplain Flora, a flora of the floodplain of the Northern Territory, Australia"