Proserpinaca palustris - bp107
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Proserpinaca palustris is an easy to grow stem plant that is typically light green with reddish tops.
It is important to note that varying environmental conditions will alter the physiology of this plant greatly. Proserpinaca palustris will develop serrated edges around its leaves in its submerged growth to fend off would be predators. These edges are in fact not sharp at all. It is most distinctive from Proserpinaca palustris Cuba in that the leaves are generally less wide and needle-like.
Under higher light, the uppermost leaves will develop a red pigmentation. Carbon dioxide and light will increase the speed of its naturally moderate growth rate.
It can reach a height of 4-16 inches (10-40 cm) and a width of 2- 6 inches (5-15 cm).
In its emergent growth, the leaves are more round and distinctly green. In this type of growth, this plant will stay true to its common name and reproduce profusely via seeds.
Propagation is through trimming lateral shoots.
  • Common Name: Mermaid or Sawtooth Hygro
  • Family Name: Haloragaceae
  • Native To: North/South America
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 5-7.5
  • Growth Demands: Moderate
  • Growth Form: Stem
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Midground
  • Available As: Bunch
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  • 5
    P. palustris

    Posted by Mike A. on Feb 19th 2021

    These plants were packed very well and arrived in excellent health. They were shipped in some pretty cold weather too. These are some amazing looking plants. They are starting to develop some red after about a week. Looking forward to ordering from aquariumplants again!!

  • 5

    Posted by Otis on Feb 7th 2021

    This plant fooled us. Placing it in the tank, all of the leaves remained closed close to the stem for 2 days. On day three, we saw white roots from the stems and new growth. One week later we have 2 inches of new growth. Love how the leaves look!

  • 2
    Shipment came in pretty warm...lost all of the bottom leaves on the stems within days. Have since cut the stems and replanted

    Posted by LK on Jul 15th 2020

    Waiting to see if replanted stems survive All the other plants I bought were in great shape except for this one. Maybe it doesn’t do well in the heat

  • 4

    Posted by Steven on Jun 19th 2020

    Beautiful plant, it takes about 2 weeks to start getting its reddish pigments but overall a great back ground plant for started