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Cabomba caroliniana - Green cabombaMagyarul / Hungarian
Cabomba caroliniana - Green cabombaCabomba caroliniana - Green cabombaCabomba caroliniana - Green cabomba
  • Scientific name: Cabomba caroliniana
  • Synonym: Cabomba aubletii; C. pinnata; Nectris peltata
  • Common name: Green cabomba
  • Family: Cabomboidae
  • Group: Aquarium plants
  • Max height: 80 cm
  • Distribution: Central and South America, partially naturalized in Asia.
  • Habitat: Exists in stagnant and slow-to-fast-current waters in a depth of up to 1,50 m.
  • Substrate: Sand and fine gravel
  • Placement in aquarium: Background
  • Planting density: 5-6 plants for 20 cm2
  • Lighting needs: Bright
  • Temperature: 18-28°C
  • pH: 6,5-7
  • Hardness: 3-6 NK°

Description: This plant is the most commonly available Cabomba species, and the easiest to keep. The plant is highly adaptable to various aquarium conditions and does well in harder water and aquariums with moderate light. However, brighter lighing will make the plant appear healthiesr and more attractive.

Among the cultivated species, Cabomba caroliniana is the most popular and the easiest to maintain. The species prefers soft, slightly acid water to prosper. Nevertheless, cultivation is also possible in medium-hard or hard water. Even though Cabomba caroliniana has the lowest light requirements of all the Cabomba species, its light requirements should not be underestimated. Strong shoots with rapid growth will only be achieved under medium to strong lighting. Plants are often kept in too warm conditions which is why they will then exert themselves too quickly. The temperature should therefore only occasionally exceed 25 °C. The delicate stems of Cabomba caroliniana could easily be planted into a substrate consisting of sand and fine gravel.