Ambulia (Limnophila indica)

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About This Product

Limnophila indica is a good and undemanding plant which is a good alternative to Cabomba, which demands a lot of light. 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 a commendable beginner plant that will thrive even without supplemental CO2 and with only moderate light levels, though it will be bushier and grow faster better growth conditions.

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Family Name:          Scrophulariaceae

Native To:                Africa, Asia, Australia, introduced elsewhere

Lighting:                 Moderate 

Requirements:         Undemanding

Growth Form:          Stem, but also produces creeping runners

Growth Rate:            Fast

True Aquatic:            Yes

Placement in Tank:   Background or kept trimmed

Available As:              Bunch


Customer Reviews

  • 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!

  • 3
    Beautiful but disappointed

    Posted by JKG on May 31st 2012

    Plant shipped great and is beautiful planted. I was extremely disappointed that I only recieved 7 stem cuttings per bundle. I ordered 4 "bunch" plants and only recieved 7 stems per bundle on all 4. That is HALF what it states you recieve.

  • 5

    Posted by Rusty Clark on Mar 11th 2012

    Shipping was fast. I was afraid of the condition this plant would show up in since it appears so fragile. I was very pleasantly surprised when I for it in the tank. It very well may be my new favorite plant in my tank. It is a beautiful bright green and bushy with very soft fine leaves.

  • 5
    Great plant!

    Posted by Derek Alderman on Jan 19th 2011

    Order these, and despite that I'm entirely new to planted tanks, these have been growing remarkably well, and look gorgeous!

  • 4
    Lots of texture

    Posted by Brian on Dec 11th 2009

    These plants provide a very fluffy texture to the aquarium, it breaks up the normal shape of leaves being oval or round, nice addition. These rooted within two weeks, doing good.