Ammannia Gracilis

Ammannia Gracilis - Aquarium Plants Factory
Ammania Gracilis - Aquarium Plants Factory
Ammania Gracilis - Aquarium Plants Factory
Ammania Gracilis - Aquarium Plants Factory

Ammannia Gracilis

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Ammannia gracilis has been a popular aquarium stem plant for years. It's often mislabeled Nesaea crassicaulis in trade. True Ammannia crassicaulis is a similar species that turns yellowish green to reddish under water, but it's probably no longer farmed as an aquarium plant. Ammannia gracilis is native to West Africa (Senegambia), where it grows in wetlands, riverbanks, and floodplains. It can grow above and below water. Green leaves cover its terrestrial form. It grows 12 cm long buried leaves beneath the water. The leaves are brown-red on top and violet underneath.

The Red Ammannia is a fussy aquarium plant. It needs light and macro- and micronutrients from the bottom up. Rather soft water is beneficial, however, with CO2 the plant also thrives in medium hard water. It enjoys temperatures over 24°C but tolerates 32°C. Several different-length stems should be planted apart. Like other stem plants, Ammannia is propagated by stem-tip and side-shoot cuttings.

The Red Ammannia looks best as a group in the middle of bigger aquariums. It works nicely for "plant streets" in Dutch-style tanks. Ammannia gracilis may be good for open tanks because it grows above water. Strong illumination reveals its light purple blossoms.
Here at Aquarium Plants Factory, we are cultivating this plant emerged. When grow emerged,  Ammannia Gracilis will be green in color and they will change to red color when they adapt to submerged life.
  • Sold as loose Fresh-cut plants, Bunched plants, or Potted plants
  • Fresh-cut plants | Approx. 6 stems, loose fresh-cut stems without root
  • Bunched plants | Approx. 6 fresh-cut stems without root, bundled with foam, and lead weight
  • Potted plants |    Approx. 6 fresh-cut stems without root, potted with net pot and rockwool

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, and pesticides, grow emerged or submerge. 

    Scientific Name: Ammannia Gracilis
    Often Misspelled as: Ammania Gracilis
    Common Name: Red Ammannia
    Family Name: 
    6.5- 7.5    
    CO2: Recommended
    Growth Rates: Medium
    Difficulty Level: Intermediate
    Nutrient Substrate: Required
    Lighting Requirements: Medium-High

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          Customer Reviews

          Based on 15 reviews
          Mitchell Carman

          Very thick and healthy cuttings. Rooted quickly and have grown double size in a month. A few stims rotted but I just replanted them. Highly recommend

          looks like it is surviving

          came in what looked to be nice and healthy , and looks like it is taking to underwater growth .

          Valerie Chappell
          Nice looking red plant

          This is an attractive plant. I don't have CO2 so, it's not as red as pictured. But it still adds a nice contrast of color to my aquarium. And the rasboras seem to like it.

          Review Name
          Fantastic quality

          Was in transit about 6 days. When it arrived I was expecting dying and desperate plants, however everything came in surprisingly alive. Was a dull pink but is currently a vibrate pink(:

          Such a unique red color!

          When you purchase this plant you will NOT be disappointed! I can't wait for it to transform into the gorgeous red from the photos! You get quite a healthy set of plants for the price you pay. Aquarium Plants Factory always delivers on the quality AND quantity of their products.

          Steven Delaune
          Awesome service and plants

          Good product

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