Vallisneria Corkscrew (Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis) (10 plants per order)AquariumPlants.com
Vals, Corkscrew (Vallisneria americana)
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Spiralled, green, straplike leaves, up to 40 cm long.Special note: Very prolific. (Sold 10 plants per order...price reflects 10 plant>)
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When the plants arrived they didn't look amazing, but after a couple of weeks they started growing new leaves and the old ones died off. Nice background plant, low maintenance.
Half of each plant was mush. But a couple days after planting what little was remaining they are starting to look a little better.
The plants arrived in very good condition with a good root system and dark green in color at about 12 inches tall. I have them in a 1.73 wpg tank w/o CO2 and expect they will do well. After 10 day all plants have put out runners and have sprouted much new growth and the old leaves are melting with only weekly dosing.
They say "ten plants" on the order form, but I had to plant more like 15 crowns. All are growing new leaves after two weeks. I hope my light levels are enough, since I do love these plants. I used to work at a pet store in the 80s that got the only good plants around. The plants I bought here remind me of that quality. Update 3/29/11, bought another bundle. Only got ten this time :) Some very nice specimens.
The vals seem to be growing good in my 20 gallon tank. Several already have new leaves starting to grow and I've only had them for four days!
I ordered a bunch 7 days ago. They looked gorgeous when received but I'm losing one stem (at least) a day. I only have 3 left. My water fits within all perimiters. How long does it take for them to get established? Very dissappointed.
I ordered some for my hexagon aquarium for my angel pair. These are large beautiful Corckscrew plants, and are worth every penny. The only bad thing is they had a hard time adjusting to my water parameters.
Vals arrived in good condition. They did not adjust well right away to my water (mid hardness, awesome light, iron rich substrate) but are doing well and growing fast now. Ordered a dozen different plants, 2 were DOA, 2 died shortly after, but the rest were all gorgeous and bigger/fuller than expected. Death may be due to 2 day shipping instead of overnight.
Like many other people have stated, my plants arived in great condition and with new runners. Unlike others I do use Excel in my tank and although the plants did melt they have come back and become accustomed to the excel and are benefitting from the added carbon. Great plants and this is the only online company I'll order from.