Overview: Sagittaria sp. Narrow Leaf belongs to family Alismataceae and is native to North America. It is a wonderful aquatic plant that looks like grass and can be grown in an aquarium. The most interesting fact about Sagittaria sp. Narrow Leaf is it is easy to grow and perfect for beginners. If you are a new aquarist and thinking to add live plants, go with Sagittaria sp. Narrow Leaf for the most fruitful results. It is a fast-growing plant that thrives well under fully submerged conditions. However, due to its amphibious nature, it may protrude out of the water and grow as well.
Appearance: The narrow leaves that look like grass gives a forest-like appearance to the aquarium. It is a fast-growing plant with green leaves. It is a stem less, rhizomatous aquatic plant. The leaves of this un-stemmed plant form dense and bushy clusters. The best thing about the plant is it is completely undemanding. It can withstand hard water and water with excessive organic substances. It is the reason why Sagittaria sp. narrow leaf is one of the best aquatic plants to be used by the beginners. It doesn’t attain a height of more than 5 to 15 cm long. Trim the plant regularly for the best results.
Hard/ soft plant: It is a soft-hard plant that can thrive well under diverse water conditions.
Ideal water temperature: Sagittaria sp. narrow leaf is not sensitive to temperature changes. If it is receiving a generous amount of light, it can grow well even when planted in a poor substrate. However, temperature between 22 to 27-degree centigrade is considered ideal.
Lighting conditions: Sagittaria sp. narrow-leaf has low to moderate light requirements. Providing a moderate amount of light between the range of 2 to 3 watts per gallon will suffice the need. You can use full-spectrum bulbs for the purpose. Regular addition of carbon dioxide, fertilizers rich in iron, and trace elements will help in flourishing the growth and development of the plant.
Ideal pH level: pH ranging between 6.5 to 7.5 is perfect for Sagittaria sp. narrow leaf.
Do you know: The plant will propagate by producing multiple runners. You have to replace the old plants with the new ones from time to time. Perfect to use as a background plant; it gives dense growth, which becomes ideal for spawning fish.