1 Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) Stem Bundle
- Care: Easy
- Co2: Not required
- Growth rate: Fast
- Placement: Floating
- Lighting requirements: Low - high light can handle both
- Color: Green
- Max size: 14+ inch
- Propagation: Cutting the stems
- Recommended Fertilizer: Nutrient Rich Liquid Fertilizer
*Hornwort is delicate and dark in color when we ship them* the brighter light they are in, the darker color they will be and more bushy.
Hornwort is a popular aquatic plant for both fish tanks and outdoor ponds because of its fluffy-looking stems, extremely fast growth, and ability to consume excess nutrients from the water. Hornwort plants are easy to grow and grow at a rapid rate. Also known as Ceratophyllum Demersum, these plants are commonly used when breeding fish or shrimp to help provide natural cover.
Do keep in mind hornwort plants are sensitive and will shed or drop needles a lot initially when transplanted or when a change is made to their environment. It's best to rinse the plants off before putting them in your aquarium. Hornwort does best when put in the aquarium and left to float around, avoid planting as hornwort does not grow roots. You can leave a plant weight (completely aquarium safe) on the bottom to keep the plants up right at the bottom of the aquarium.
The optimal way to fertilize stem plants like this Hornwort is with Liquid Fertilizer. Root tabs work as well but aren’t nearly as effective as liquid fertilizer since stem plants feed more from the water column. Checkout our liquid fertilizer by clicking Here, your plants will thank you!