Purple Cabomba, Red Cabomba, Purple Fanwort

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I have been cataloging my plants and updating sheets as I learn more about the plant itself. Here is an example of what I have.

Common Name: Purple Cabomba, Red Cabomba, Purple Fanwort
Latin Name: Cabomba pulcherrima
Family Name: Cabombaceae

Plant Form: Stem
Sold as: Bunch Plant

Placement: Background
Max Size: 24 inches/60 cm
Plant Location: In substrate or floating
Flowers: White to Lavender
Propagation: Cuttings
Growth Rate: Fast

True Aquatic: Yes

pH: 7.4 or lower
Supplements: Iron, CO2
Lighting: Moderate to High

Care Level: Moderate
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Good for Beginners: No


Very fine leaves grow in whorls along the stem length. The more light and the more iron the darker the red/purple color develops. A great plant to bring color to a planted tank.

Plants are not for beginners as they need a solid supplement schedule and constant CO2 supplements to stabilize in a tank.
 

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