Ambulia (Limnophila indica)
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Limnophila indica is a good alternative to Cabomba. Most beautiful when planted in groups. In good growing conditions it sends out runners and spreads across the bottom.

There are a number of fine-leafed Limnophila species that can be impossible to differentiate unless they are gown emersed and flowered. This old fashioned aquarium stand-by is one of them. It is native to the warmer parts of the old world, but can also be found introduced to areas of the United States and South America. Limnophila indica is more demanding plant. It should be kept with co2 and higher lighting and we recommend substrate fertilizer tabs.

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Family Name:          Scrophulariaceae

Native To:                Africa, Asia, Australia, introduced elsewhere

Lighting:                  high 

Requirements:         moderate to more experienced aquarists 

Growth Form:          Stem

Growth Rate:            Fast

True Aquatic:            Yes

Placement in Tank:   Background or kept trimmed

Available As:              Bunch


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  • 5

    Posted by Logan on Mar 18th 2022

    This is a beautiful plant. It was packaged very well and is thriving already. Would definitely recommend this plant as a background plant for any aquarium.

  • 4
    II am hoping it will grow tall

    Posted by Steven Tomkins on Jan 29th 2022

    love the color, it seems to be handling the transition very well

  • 4
    Lovely texture

    Posted by Teresa Whalen on Oct 21st 2021

    I was a bit worried because they looked so fragile. They did shed a bit of the lower leaves until they got settled in but then they took off! It's been about a month and they've more than doubled in height. I've trimmed them twice. New shoots are coming up from the bottom and will cover the stems that shed. Overall, this has been a terrific plant to add texture to my low-tech set up.

  • 5

    Posted by Robynn R Wells on Jul 18th 2020

    Beautiful plant! Very lush!

  • 5

    Posted by Carter Baumgart on Jul 16th 2020

    Absolutely fantastic. Looks great and is super green. Aquaticplants did a fine job. This plant is a fine addition to any tank.

  • 5
    It's a weed!

    Posted by Giovanni Ruiz on Jun 7th 2020

    This thing grows like gangbusters. I've trimmed it twice and I've only had it 2 weeks. It's turning into the bush I've wanted it to. This is a testament to how high quality these plants are. 5 stars for sure!

  • 5
    Looks amazing and super fast grower

    Posted by Martin Volk on Jul 29th 2016

    It literally grows about 1"/day and I have to trim about 6-7" at least once a week to avoid them overgrowing the tank. I sell the trimmings to the LFS. Using CO2/high light and dosed ferts.

  • 3
    Beautiful color but VERY FRAGILE

    Posted by Brandon Smith on Nov 8th 2013

    The picture is gorgeous but what you receive is VERY fragile and SMALL and I have pieces all over the top of the water... Seemed like every time I touched it, it fell apart

  • 4
    Nice plant, but should have shipped overnight

    Posted by Fred on Jun 8th 2012

    I ordered 6 different plants (cabomba, anacharis, ambulia, dwarf sag, crypt wendtii and Nana) and this is the only one that didn't so well with 2 day shipping. out of 5 bunches, i have 5 plants that survived after 3 weeks. All the other plants are flourishing. All good though, the 5 left are starting to grow pretty rapidly now. thanks!