Nuphar japonica 'Spatterdock'

Nuphar japonica 'Spatterdock'

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Nuphar japonica 'Spatterdock'

Nuphar japonica 'Spatterdock', also known as the Japanese Spatterdock, is a unique and attractive aquatic plant that adds a natural, wild aesthetic to your freshwater aquarium or pond. Its broad, heart-shaped leaves and striking yellow flowers create a beautiful focal point, making it a favorite among aquarists and pond enthusiasts.

Key Features:

1. Distinctive Appearance: Nuphar japonica 'Spatterdock' is characterized by its large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves that float on the water’s surface. The plant produces bright yellow, cup-shaped flowers that add a splash of color and attract attention.

2. Natural Habitat Creation: This plant is ideal for creating a natural and wild look in aquariums and ponds. It provides cover and breeding grounds for fish and other aquatic creatures, enhancing the ecological balance of your setup.

3. Robust and Hardy: Nuphar japonica 'Spatterdock' is a hardy plant that can adapt to a range of water conditions. It is resilient and can thrive with minimal care, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced aquarists.

4. Oxygenating and Water Purifying: Like other aquatic plants, Nuphar japonica 'Spatterdock' helps oxygenate the water and improve its quality by absorbing excess nutrients, thereby reducing algae growth and maintaining a healthy environment for aquatic life.

Care Instructions:

  • Lighting: Moderate to high lighting is preferred to support healthy growth and flowering. Ensure the plant receives adequate light to thrive and produce its characteristic flowers.
  • Water Parameters: This plant thrives in a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C) and prefers a pH range of 6.5-7.5. It can tolerate a variety of water hardness levels.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is beneficial for Nuphar japonica 'Spatterdock' as it provides the necessary nutrients for optimal growth. Ensure the plant is securely anchored to prevent it from floating.
  • Fertilization: Regular fertilization with root tabs or liquid fertilizers will support vigorous growth and flowering. CO2 supplementation is optional but can enhance overall plant health.
  • Maintenance: Trim dead or decaying leaves to maintain the plant’s appearance and health. Thin out excess growth periodically to prevent overcrowding and ensure adequate light penetration.

Maximum Size: Nuphar japonica 'Spatterdock' can grow up to 24 inches (60 cm) in height, with leaves spreading across the water surface, making it suitable for larger tanks and ponds.

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