Myriophyllum mattogrossense S cup (5cm)
Known also as Matogrosso milfoil is a very fast growing, lovely green plant.
This milfoil is one of the easier-to-cultivate plants. At least medium light (0.5 watts per litre or above) should be provided, though. M. mattogrossense is especially suitable for medium-lit tanks with no CO2 injection. Even under these conditions, this milfoil will develop healthy, large, green leaf whorls. Under stronger light and continuous CO2 fertilisation it grows faster and forms overall bigger leaves.
All the plant needs are a little NO3 and PO4. At higher nitrate (around 10 mg/l) and phosphate (1-2 mg/l) levels, the stems grow larger and more robust. If the shoot tips turn white, the plant urgently needs iron and micronutrients.
Propagation is very easy due to the large number of lateral shoots you can use as cuttings.
- Retail name: Myriophyllum mattogrossense
- Origin: South America
- Type: stem
- Colour: green
- Height: up to 60 cm
- Growth rate: fast
- Temperature: 18°C – 28°C
- Water PH: 5.0 - 7.0
- Water hardness: soft to hard
- Light: moderate, high
- Difficulty: easy
- Position in tank: middle-back