Mexican Oak Leaf (Shinnersia rivularis)

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About This Product

Plant Information: Scientific Name: Shinnersia rivularis Plant Positioning: Midground Lighting(watts/gal.): 2.5-3.5 Temperature (F): 73-83 Environment: Amphibious PH: Neutral 7 Distribution: Texas and Mexico Reproduction: Cuttings Hardiness: Medium

Also known as ''Mexican Oak Leaf'' owing to its oak-shaped foliage. In aquariums Shinnersia rivularis probably grows faster than any other plant, although it is generally found as a marsh plant in the wild. The distance between leaves is great if the light is poor, and the length of the leaves depends directly on the light intensity. Easy to propagate by side shoots or cuttings, which should be cut off and planted in the bottom.

  • Common Name: Mexican Oak Leaf
  • Family Name: Asteraceae
  • Native To: Texas and Mexico
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 5.5-9
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Stem
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Midground
  • Available As: Bunch

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Great plant

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 17th 2016

    This plant is doing great in my sons aquarium. They arrived healthy and I got quite a few in one order. It works great as a background plant in a 30 gal tank.

  • 5
    Two healthy little bunches

    Posted by Paul Sucietto on Feb 27th 2014

    Covers a good amount of a 20 Gallon, have it growing out of my Cyberman's head!

  • 5
    very fast growing and different looking

    Posted by Kimberly Hill on Nov 11th 2012

    I ordered two bunches; 16 6" plants. The plants were all healthy and began growing right away. I was looking for something different, and I really like it much better than I expected. It is a light green color and looks very nice as an angled avenue in the middle of the tank. It is mixed with mint charlie and gives a nice contrast to a piece of dark brown driftwood. The shape of the leaves is really pretty and delicate. It grows super fast and I have divided and replanted all of it within two weeks. The stem is very sturdy and easy to plant. I highly recommend this plant if you are looking for an unusual leaf shape. The tank is 75 gallons with soft, acidic water kept at about 70 degrees. The light is moderate with 4 T8 bulbs at 5000K and 6500K. I have Eco complete substrate and dose with Flourish twice weekly and Excel every other day. There is no CO2 system on this tank.