Overview: Bacopa Salzmannii' Purple' is a beautiful aquarium plant from the Plantaginaceae family. It is a small-sized, low-maintenance, fast-growing aquarium plant. In the wild, this plant was found on the river banks of Brazil, and due to its stunning appearance with deep green-red foliage, it came into aquarium cultivation. It can be grown as a background plant to give a natural contrast to the fish and other green plants. Due to its fuller appearance, it is also suitable as a mid-ground plant. It is easy to care for; therefore, suitable for beginners and experts alike.
Appearance: Bacopa Salzmannii' Purple' is a fast-growing plant. It has deep foliage with a tint of red that makes it unique. The leaves grow alternately on long stems that are only 2-3 on each plant. The side of Bacopa stays small, not growing more than a few inches. The width of the stems is 2 inches. With its size, it can be categorized as a medium-sized plant. This plant also bears flowers that are pale violet-colored and tiny, blooming in summer and spring.
Hard/Soft Plant: It is a hard plant and is beginner-friendly.
Ideal water temperature: Bacopa stays well when the temperate ranges between 17 and 30 degree Celsius. Warmth and temperature influence the growth of this plant. The warmer the temperature, the faster it grows. However, too much heat will kill this beautiful variety.
Lightening conditions: Proper light is necessary to develop vibrant colors on this plant. Under bright light, the reddish color becomes more pronounced and looks amazing. However, under low light conditions, the leaves turn green.
Ideal pH level: 5.5 to 6.5 is the ideal pH level for its growth and development.
Propagation: Bacopa salzmannii is propagated through stem cutting. Late summer is the most suitable time for Bacopa's propagation. It produces lateral stems that can be separated from the main plant body and planted in a different place. Over time, it develops roots and establishes as a new plant.
Other requirements: Carbon dioxide helps grow the plant, but it is not necessary. Gravel or coarse sand is the right substrate, and weekly doses of fertilizers will give the best result.
Do you know: Bacopa Salzmannii' Purple - Tissue Culture Aquarium Plant is developed in-vitro conditions; therefore is devoid of pests and other infestations. Adding this plant to your already-established aquarium is safe and risk-free.
Before introducing it to the tank, clean the plant to get rid of the tissue culture gel. It can be removed by cleaning the plant with water by simply removing the gel with hands. Plant them a few centimeters apart and keep trimming once they start spreading for the best results.