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Anacharis (Elodea Densa)

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Origin of Anacharis:

Native to Uruguay, Argentina, and Southeast Brazil, Anacharis is also a famous freshwater plant found in the streams of South and North America. After the name of an old scientist, Anacharis was kept by the Brazilians. It was also called ‘Waterweeds’ after the term was coined by the people of Native America during 1803.

Also known as "Elodea Densa" Anacharis is a common plant that can be used as a food source, water purifier, and shelter. It is native to South America but is now grown all over the world. As a hardy plant, it is great for beginners since it is easy to care for. Anacharis can tolerate a variety of conditions including pH and temperature.

Plant Care: Anacharis does not stop growing and will need to be trimmed at some point. They should be buried in the substrate at the bottom of the tank.

Fertilization: Fertilization is optional

Common Name: 


Family: Hydrocharitaceae

Scientific Name:

Elodea Densa

Plant Size:

Up to 36”

Hardiness Zone:

7 to 10

Water Conditions:

60 -80°F, pH 6.5 to7.5

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