Nuphar Japonica - "Spatterdock"

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Key Features of Nuphar japonica "Spatterdock":

  1. Broad and Glossy Leaves: "Spatterdock" is characterized by its large, oval-shaped leaves with glossy surfaces that shimmer in the water. These broad leaves provide ample coverage and create a lush, verdant backdrop in your aquascape.

  2. Vibrant Yellow Flowers: During the blooming season, Nuphar japonica produces striking yellow flowers that add a burst of color to your aquarium. The cheerful blooms evoke the beauty of natural wetlands, attracting attention and admiration from all who behold them.

  3. Naturalistic Aesthetic: With its realistic appearance and lifelike growth form, "Spatterdock" lends a naturalistic charm to your aquascape, transporting viewers to serene marshlands and tranquil ponds. It creates a harmonious balance between the aquatic and terrestrial elements of your tank.

  4. Habitat for Aquatic Life: Beyond its aesthetic appeal, "Spatterdock" provides valuable habitat for aquatic life, offering shelter and spawning sites for small fish and invertebrates. Its presence enhances the ecological balance of your aquarium, fostering a thriving aquatic ecosystem.

How to Care for Nuphar japonica "Spatterdock":

  • Lighting: Provide moderate to high lighting levels to promote healthy growth and blooming in Nuphar japonica. LED lights with adjustable intensity are recommended for optimal results.

  • Substrate: Plant "Spatterdock" in a nutrient-rich substrate to encourage robust root development and support its large leaves. A fine-grained substrate or nutrient-rich aquasoil is ideal for anchoring the plant securely.

  • CO2 and Fertilization: While not strictly necessary, CO2 supplementation and regular fertilization with a comprehensive liquid fertilizer can enhance the growth and blooming of Nuphar japonica, especially in high-tech planted aquarium setups.

  • Water Conditions: Maintain stable water parameters with temperatures between 68-78°F (20-26°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.0-7.5. Adequate water circulation and filtration are essential for optimal plant health.

  • Pruning: Regular pruning helps manage the size and shape of "Spatterdock" in your aquarium, preventing overcrowding and promoting healthy growth. Trim dead or yellowing leaves as needed to maintain the plant's vitality.

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