Caring this aquarist - not just fish. He is interested in the whole "object" as a whole: both the landscape at the bottom, and the location of the aquarium, and without fail - the plantations in it. Especially because plants affect to a large extent the life of the aquarium population, which hides in them, and eats greens, and receives oxygen from it. And everyone wants the plants to perform not only a purely utilitarian role, but also decorate the landscape. Therefore among those who hold tropical fish, so popular is the magnolia vine plant aquarium. It is surprisingly beautiful and magnificent, and besides it is also a submarine-surface view. That is, reaching the water surface, does not stop there, but, on the contrary, starts to grow faster, and often bloom.
However, in order to achieve this, you will have to try a lot: the lemongrass aquarium plant is pretty fastidious and demanding.
Home for Schisandra
First of all, due to its splendor, the plant needs a large aquarium. Those who have long been growing lemongrass, advised not to land it in a capacity of less than one hundred and fifty liters. Or plant a single plant in it and not multiply it. Plant the plant should be at the far wall of the dwelling - otherwise, growing, the bush will obscure the entire view.
Next - the temperature. This handsome man comes from the South Asian rivers and marshes, where, as you know, there are almost no winters (at least in our understanding). Therefore, heat is the first thing the lemon grass needs. Its content at a temperature below 22 degrees leads to a halt in growth; And if the water "cooled down" to 20, the plant completely dies. The optimum temperature will be 24-28.
Requirements for water
Unlike many other plantings, the Schizandra Aquarium plant does not perceive soft water. If its stiffness is insufficient, the lower leaves will very quickly fall off - only a pathetic panicle will remain. So reducing the stiffness of less than 8 will lead to an impoverishment of the thickets. The reaction of water should fluctuate within the pH range of 7-8.5. And it is necessary - nitrates! Not less than 10 mg / l. Their small number of plants, of course, will not kill, but it will develop very slowly.
The main thing is light!
When growing lemongrass, the main concern of an aquarist is to provide him with a bright and long light. In conditions of lack of light, the plant again loses most of the leaves, exposing a bare trunk for viewing. Usually the aquarium, where the lemon grass grows aquarium, is illuminated by fluorescent lamps; Their number and capacity are calculated so that each liter of water had to be half a watt. And the light does not turn off for at least half a day. Side lighting will ensure a more even growth of magnolia vine and a long preservation of the lower leaves. The color of the stem can serve as a sign of the sufficiency of light: while it is brown, Schizandra does not starve lightly.
How to care
Obligatory conditions under which your plant will feel wonderful are the following:
- The primer is a layer of centimeters seven - the lemongrass has powerful roots that need to cling to something. The soil must necessarily be silted.
- Periodic pruning - this stimulates the growth of lateral shoots.
- Weekly replacement of a quarter of the water in the aquarium.
- Careful intervention in the existing system - with sharp deviations from the habitual way of life Schizandra begins to "grieve".
Lemongrass Aquarium: Reproduction
There is nothing complicated in it - ordinary cuttings. The tip of a healthy specimen is cut and placed directly into the ground. At first, it is possible to single out to the young plant a separate small clay pot, so that it is not undermined by fish. When the rootlets grow and strengthen, the new bush is transplanted into the aquarium soil. Alternative method: before the appearance of roots, letting the cutting run along the water. However, due to the fact that its apex will be drawn to the light, the stem twists - and remains so forever.