Cinnamon pinnatum (Myriophyllum pinnatum)
Cinnamon pinnatum (Myriophyllum pinnatum) is a fast-growing, easy-care aquarium plant. Thanks to the fluffy stems, it is better known as the "fox tail green."
In natural conditions it grows on the banks of small rivers and lakes. It is found in reservoirs of America. Feels great in fresh and brackish water.
Refers to amphibian plants. It grows well not only in water, but also on the surface.
Cinnamon pinnatum is a rapidly growing green plant. In height reaches 0.6m. Leaves 1-3 cm long are located on a long stalk. The leaves are similar to delicate hairs, so it seems that the stalk is covered with fur. The interstitial distance is small, so the plant is densely covered with foliage. In addition, the leaves on the stem grow not only in whorls, but also alternately. Therefore, a lush plant looks like a green fox tail.
It should be noted that pinnatum pinnatum is confused with aquatic pinnacle. The difference is that the first stalk is always only green.
How does a plant reproduce?
The green fox tail grows quickly and multiplies easily, for this they use the method of cuttings. A small cut is cut from an adult plant with a sharp knife, which must be rooted.
After a while, the plant will begin to grow rapidly.
Placement in the aquarium
It is better not to plant pinnatum pinnatum in a new aquarium. It is assumed that in such an environment contains a lot of nitrates, ammonia, which the plant does not tolerate and can die.
The cinnamon pinnatum forms dense thickets, which can be an excellent background for the background of the aquarium. In addition, with the help of this plant you can close the equipment of the aquarium.
The plant can be used to create tiers and in the middle plan of the aquarium. But in this case, it is necessary to constantly trim the fast-growing stems.
The green fox tail is a great place for live-bearing fish, fry. They feel caviar-loving fish in the vicinity of it.
The plant is recommended to be pruned regularly. If the fox tail grows to the surface of the water, it will begin to bloom. Violet flowers will bloom on top of the stems.
To create dense thickets, a plant is planted in groups of several cuttings. At the same time, they are dug in gravel, fixing the lower part.
Plant Care Recommendations
For pinnatum pinnatum moderate lighting is suitable. Lamps with a full range are recommended, 0.5-0.75 watts per liter of water is enough. In this too bright light, filamentous algae can grow on the plant. For the same reason, the green fox tail is best removed away from the light source.
He feels comfortable at a water temperature of 20-25 ° C. To obtain a beautiful, healthy plant, it is necessary to introduce iron and CO2 into the water. With enough iron, the plant will have a saturated green color. Macro and micro fertilizers are recommended to maintain plant health.
Cinnamon pinnatum reacts to a clean aquarium. A plant may die if dirt particles appear on the leaves. It can just suffocate. Therefore, in aquariums with fish that love to dig the soil, it is better not to place the plant.
With a high content of nitrates, ammonia, the green fox tail rots and literally dissolves in water.
Cinnamon pinnatum is a spectacular, fast-growing aquarium plant, which, due to its ease of care, is suitable even for beginner aquarium lovers.