Purple Cabomba - Cabomba pulcherrima
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Purple Cabomba (Cabomba pulcherrima) is composed of fine, delicate strands of fan shaped, purple and dark green leaves. These plants add interest and beauty to planted tanks, but require intense light and high nutrient levels to remain lush and colored. Cabomba is an excellent oxygenator for aquariums and ponds. It grows quickly and can also help to keep nutrient and nitrate levels lower.
Bunched plants are typically sold as cuttings that are bound together with a metal plant weight or rubber bands. These individual stalks can be planted by inserting the end of the stalk into the substrate, either individually or - with some plants - in groupings of several stalks. Most bunch plants do not have roots but may grow roots in time. They can be easily pruned by trimming the stalk at the desired height. The trimmings can then be planted as well if desired. Some bunched plants do not need to be planted and may be allowed to float on the water's surface.
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|Common Name||Purple Cabomba|
|Scientific Name||Cabomba pulcherrima|
|Light Intensity||Moderate to High|
|Flowers||Emerged: small white bell-shaped flowers|
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Ratings & Reviews
I love it. The plants arrived healthy and look very purply
Love it and so do my fish.
by tim groza
I think due to the weather this plant arrived brown and mushy
I love the purple cambomba, I've had it in my tank for less then a week and its already grown at least 4 inches. Give my very active zebra danios something to play in.
really liked this one
Very pretty plant with pretty hues. It was in good condition upon arrival but did loose a few leaves during shipment. No root system was developed but I am hoping it survives and does well in my substrate.