12-05-2024, 14:10

Murdannia Keisak

Murdannia Keisak, also known as water bamboo or slender dwarf bamboo, is a species of annual aquatic plant belonging to the family Commelinaceae. The plant grows naturally in Southeast Asia, especially in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia where it grows in rice fields. This plant is popular among aquarists due to its attractive appearance and ease of care. Cultivate the plant can be done even by novice aquarists.

Murdannia Keisak

Murdannia Keisak has long thin stems, reaching 40 centimeters in height. The leaves are narrow and elongated, usually bright green in color. The top of the stem turns reddish when exposed to CO2 and bright light. The root system of the plant is lobe-shaped and shallow, making it an ideal choice for small aquariums. The growth is erect, but the plant will readily branch when pruned. Because of its rapid growth, the longest shoots require constant pruning, and some tops can be transplanted to keep the bush looking beautiful.

Lighting is required strong, lasting 8-10 hours a day. The plant does well in a variety of water conditions, including soft or hard water with a pH of 6.0 to 8.0 and a temperature of 22-28° C. Feeding with CO2 is desirable and will promote accelerated growth.

Murdannia Keisak

Murdannia Keisak is a relatively fast-growing plant that can quickly fill in empty spaces in the aquarium. The plant should be planted in the foreground or middle ground of the aquarium.



Murdannia Keisak can be propagated by stem cuttings. Cuttings are planted directly into the substrate or attached to driftwood or rock with fishing line or string. The plant can also be grown in an emergent position in a terrarium, although it will require more frequent pruning.

Murdannia Keisak helps to oxygenate the water, and provides ideal shelter for small fish and invertebrates. It is also known for its ability to suppress the growth of unwanted algae by competing for nutrients and shading the aquarium substrate.

Murdannia Keisak

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