Cardinal Plant (Lobelia cardinalis) Bare root

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APA-misc91
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$3.29

About This Product

Add an easy-to-grow Cardinal Plant favored in Dutch-style freshwater planted aquariums! Native to the eastern and central United States, Lobelia cardinalis, also known as "Cardinal Flower," is commonly found growing emergent along streams, ponds, and waterways. Kept in its submersed state in the home aquarium, its stems produce bright green leaves with scarlet red undersides.

Provide Lobelia cardinalis "Dwarf" moderate to high lighting to prevent wilting and to promote compact, lush growth. CO2 injection is highly recommended for success, along with plenty of micronutrient dosing. This unique stem plant grows upward at a moderate pace, producing side shoots and numerous white roots at the nodes.

The Cardinal Plant's slow and dwarf growth makes it ideal for mid- ground placement to add density and interest to planted aquarium displays. Arrange and prune into neat rows for a classic Dutch "street" aquascaping effect.

  • Common Name: Cardinal Plant
  • Family Name: Lobeliaceae
  • Native To: North America
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 6-8
  • Growth Demands: Difficult
  • Growth Form: Rosette
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • True Aquatic: Terrarium
  • Placement In Tank: Midground
  • Available As: Potted

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Cardinal Plant

    Posted by Rob on Apr 2nd 2021

    This was not a "bare root" as described. It was actually a large ready to plant specimen, even more dense than pictured. The color was ver bright red purple and I was actually able to break the stem into 3 individual plants as there were plenty of roots shooting out. All three quickly sprouted 6 to 8 new healthy stems. Excellent buy.

  • 5
    Cardinal Plant

    Posted by Rob on Apr 2nd 2021

    This was not a "bare root" as described. It was actually a large ready to plant specimen. The color was ver bright red purple and I was actually able to break the stem into 3 individual plants as there were plenty of roots shooting out. All three quickly sprouted 6 to 8 new healthy stems. Excellent buy.