Myriophyllum Red Stem – 1L Marginal Pond Plant



  • Wildlife Friendly
  • Type: Marginal 
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green  
  • Flowering Season: Summer
  • Planting Depth: 0 – 5 cm
  • Plant Growth Above Water Height: 20 – 40cm
  • Recycled Packaging 
  • Pot Size: 1 Litre
Myriophyllum Red Stem - 1L Marginal Pond Plant £10.99

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About the Myriophyllum Red Stem

Introduce a striking visual contrast to your aquarium or aquatic landscape with Myriophyllum Red Stem, available in convenient 1-litre pots. Known for its vibrant red stems and feathery foliage, this versatile plant adds depth and drama to freshwater aquariums and planted tanks.

  • Botanical Name: Myriophyllum spp. (often Myriophyllum tuberculatum or Myriophyllum heterophyllum)
  • Common Names: Red Stem Parrot Feather, Red Ludwigia
  • Plant Size: Grows up to 20-40 cm (8-16 inches) in height
  • Spread: Forms a dense cluster with a spread of 10-20 cm (4-8 inches)
  • Pot Size: 1 litre
  • Foliage: Fine, feathery leaves arranged in whorls along the stems, vibrant green to red in coloration
  • Growth Habit: Upright, bushy form
  • Hardiness: Hardy in USDA zones 6-11
  • Light Requirements: Moderate to high lighting conditions
  • CO2 Requirement: Can thrive in both low and high CO2 environments
  • Water Temperature: Suitable for temperatures ranging from 22-28°C (72-82°F)
  • pH Range: Prefers slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.0-7.5)
  • Water Depth: Best suited for mid-ground to background placement in aquariums
  • Vibrant Coloration: Myriophyllum Red Stem features vibrant red stems and lush green to red foliage, creating a stunning visual focal point in your aquascape.
  • Textural Interest: The fine, feathery leaves add texture and dimension to the aquarium, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the planted tank.
  • Oxygenation: As a fast-growing plant, Myriophyllum Red Stem helps oxygenate the water, promoting a healthy aquatic environment and reducing algae growth.
  • Habitat for Fish: The dense foliage provides shelter and spawning sites for small fish and fry, contributing to the overall well-being of your aquarium inhabitants.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Myriophyllum Red Stem is relatively low maintenance, requiring moderate lighting and regular pruning to maintain its vibrant color and bushy appearance.

Planting and Care Instructions:

  • Planting: Plant individual stems of Myriophyllum Red Stem into the substrate, spacing them approximately 2-5 cm (1-2 inches) apart to allow for growth and clustering.
  • Lighting: Provide moderate to high lighting conditions to promote healthy growth and vibrant coloration. LED or fluorescent lighting systems are recommended.
  • Fertilization: Supplement with a comprehensive aquarium fertilizer to provide essential nutrients for robust growth. Liquid fertilizers rich in iron can help maintain the red coloration of the stems.
  • Pruning: Trim the stems regularly to encourage bushy growth and prevent overgrowth. Remove any dead or decaying leaves to maintain water quality and aesthetics.
  • Propagation: Myriophyllum Red Stem can be propagated by taking stem cuttings and replanting them into the substrate. Trim the stems just below a node and remove any excess leaves before planting.

Why Choose Our Myriophyllum Red Stem?

  • Healthy and Vibrant: Our Myriophyllum Red Stem plants are carefully cultivated and inspected to ensure they arrive to you healthy, vibrant, and ready to thrive in your aquarium.
  • Expert Guidance: Our team of aquatic specialists is available to provide personalized advice and guidance to help you create and maintain a beautiful planted tank.
  • Sustainable Practices: We are committed to sustainable sourcing and cultivation practices, ensuring the health and vitality of our plants and the environment.

Additional information


4.5cm bulb box (3), 4.5cm bulb box (6)


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