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Tonina Belem

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Tonina Belem

Family Name: Eriocaulaceae

Origin: Central/South America, West Indies, Mexico

Height: 3-10”

pH: 6-7.5

Care: Hard

Light: High

Co2: Medium to High

Propagation: Cuttings

Growth rate: Medium 

This species of Tonina comes from Brazil, though it has since spread over much of northern South America, and Central America. In the wild, it grows in a dense mat-configuration on shallow water zones. It grows a vertical stem, with many, medium-length leaves of medium green color. 

This is not a beginner’s plant. It requires moderately soft water, with a mildly acidic substrate. The species needs a lot of light (1 watt+ per litre,) and CO2 injection. A good supply of iron and micronutrients is important, and the nitrate and phosphate levels must never be allowed to fall to zero.

Though the Tonina grows mostly vertically, given enough light it will grow lateral shoots. Many plants outpace the species on growth, so its important to make sure the Tonina gets enough light. To propagate the plant, cut off shoots and replant them in the substrate. The cut shoot tips shouldn’t be any longer than 2” in length, as this will ensure that the new stems grow aesthetically well, without roots sprouting off the sides. 

The fresh look of this plant’s leaves make it a great choice for giving a green accent to the middle or background of an aquarium. It is a good option for Dutch style tanks.

 


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