Common Name: Asian Ambulia
Proper Name: Limnophila sessiliflora
Category: Stem Plants
Temperature: 15 - 28 C
PH: 5 - 8
Growth Rate: Very Fast
Difficulty: Very Easy
Origin: Southeast Asia
Position in Aquascape: Background
Size: Individual stem width: 4-7 cm
Can Be Grown Emersed: Yes
Limnophila sessiliflora is an undemanding plant from southeast Asia that is often sold as "Asian Marshweed" or Asian Ambulia. In its natural habitat, it would be found along the shores of stagnant or flowing bodies of water. Limnophila sessiliflora is the most common and readily available of the Limnophilas and is available through most of the major aquatic nurseries.
Asian Ambulia is a hardy and adaptable plant, capable of withstanding a wide range of conditions (pH 5.5-8 and temps of 22-28C). Resembeling Cabomba, but with lower lighting demands, Asian Ambulia is a suitable and less demanding addition to many aquariums. Lower lighting and CO2 addition will produce more attractive and compact growth. Its main nutritional needs are good amounts of traces, especially iron supplementation, to keep this plant in good health. Higher lighting and lots of micronutrient supplementation cause this plant to develop reddish hues on the top.