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RARE VAL TRIPTERA (Australian Native)

A$11.90
Price per portion as listed in product description
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  • Quality Control Policy - Indoor Grown, Free from Outdoor Pests & Frequent Plants Health & Algae Check Quality Control Policy - Indoor Grown, Free from Outdoor Pests & Frequent Plants Health & Algae Check
  • Safe Australia Post Express Delivery - All plants are carefully packed with multiple layers of protection to ensure safe arrival Safe Australia Post Express Delivery - All plants are carefully packed with multiple layers of protection to ensure safe arrival
  • Submersed Grown Quality Policy -95% of our plants are patiently submersed grown in our aquarium to help you avoid plant transition melting issues that affect many tissue culture & emersed grown plants when planted underwater in an aquarium Submersed Grown Quality Policy -95% of our plants are patiently submersed grown in our aquarium to help you avoid plant transition melting issues that affect many tissue culture & emersed grown plants when planted underwater in an aquarium

 (Information written by Aquarzon based on actual growing experience, observations and research. Please do not copy any information or photos) 

Portion Size : 1 stem usually around 13-18cm
Portion Type: 100% Quality Aquarium Submersed Grown, not Outdoor Emersed Grown

Growth Speed   : Medium
Difficulty Level   : Medium
Temperature      : 18-30°C
PH Range          : 5.5-7.0
Min. Light Needs: Medium-High
Origin                 : Australia 


Vallisneria Triptera is an uncommon, beautiful, multi-coloured Val endemic to Australia. It is naturally occurring in Nothern Territory and Western Australia. This Australian native Val prefers warmer and slightly acidic to neutral PH water. 

It is a rare/very rare plant in the aquarium hobby in many other countries

Aquarzon observes Vallisneria Triptera as being green from the base with colour transitioning to slightly orangey red at its tips. We observe its flowers to be lavender purple in colour. One of its unique characteristics is the capability to produce purple flowers fully underwater.  Its leaves are observed as being narrow with an average length of 20-30mm and an average width of up to approximately 5mm. Growing conditions can certainly affect its leaf size.

At this point of time, we do not have data on frequency, timing and exact factors which trigger the growth of its flowers. Once we have completed our long-term observation (1-2 years process), we will provide new information on this. 

When purchasing, it may or may not come with flowers. We do not have data on how often and when it flowers. But it will certainly possess the natural ability to produce flowers when it is ready on its own. As there are not many aquarium plants that can flower underwater, this is certainly one that stands out. Some of the other aquarium plants which can flower underwater are Bucephalandra, Anubias (only certain species), Crypts, etc.

This is one of the several Australian native aquatic plants that is very rare in the aquarium hobby in other countries. It is considered a collector's plant in many countries such as US.

Aquarzon recommends 
this plant be grown with at least a medium lighting level. We would also like to point out that being a Vallisneria, anyone keeping this should refrain from using Seachem Excel, liquid carbon or any products containing glutaraldehyde. Many BBA removers and some algaecides contain glutaraldehyde. Glutaraldehyde is a biocide that can cause Vallisneria to melt. If an aquarium has algae problems with the need to be treated with any products containing Glutaraldehyde, then the Vallisneria should be removed first.

This plant grown by Aquarzon is 100% aquarium submersed grown indoor and is very clean, free from weeds and outdoor pests. It is not tissue culture or emersed grown stock which can suffer transitional melting issues when planted in an aquarium. Our indoor submersed grown stock is in very healthy condition and ready to be planted straight in an aquarium.

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