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Staurogyne Repens

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  • Lush Carpet Aquarium Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Medium Light)
  • Aquatic Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 2-4 inches
  • Pet Safe

Staurogyne Repens originates from South America. It's a compact, bushy plant that grows low and will form a thick, lush carpet along the aquarium substrate. The leaves are oval-shaped with a broad base and sport a bright-green color. 

Best Locations For Growing Staurogyne Repens

Staurogyne Repens needs to be planted in at least a 10-gallon tank, which allows it plenty of space to grow. As a rule of thumb, plant one stem per 2-3 gallons of water. Plant each stem roughly half an inch into the substrate. It can be grown in both emersed and submerged environments. Being a root feeder, it flourishes in a nutrient-rich substrate, beneath fine gravel or sand. It has a moderate growth rate and is often used as a foreground aquascaping plant. 

Staurogyne Repens Sunlight Requirements

This plant is perfectly content in medium lighting, for around 8-10 hours per day. In lower light environments, the growth will be more upright and fewer side shoots will form. Vertical-growing thin stalks are an indication you may need to increase light. You can trim the longest upright shoots with sharp clean scissors to encourage horizontal shoots to adhere to the substrate. If possible, try to avoid natural light, which will promote algae to grow on and around your plants.  

Staurogyne Repens Care

Staurogyne Repens is a fairly slow grower, and regular trimming will keep it in optimal shape. You can replant the trimmings as a form of propagation. 

Watering Staurogyne Repens

Aquarium water should be kept on the warmer side, within the range of 68 - 86 degrees F. Generally, a higher water temperature will promote faster growth. Water pH levels should be in the range of 6.0 - 8.0.

Feeding Staurogyne Repens

CO2 injection is helpful to keep this plant robustly growing, but not always necessary. Keep an eye on the coloration of the leaves: yellowing leaves can indicate a nutrition deficiency. The nutrients available in the sediment are very important to the plant's growth and appearance, so it's beneficial to include a nutrient layer underneath the gravel substrate or add nutrient tabs to the substrate around the plant's roots.

Staurogyne Repens Information

Light Exposure: Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: PH levels should stay between 6-8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 2-4 inches
Mature Spread: 1-2 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: 68° - 86°F (20° - 30°C)
Common Name: Staurogyne Repens
Other Name(s): Staurogyne Repens
Scientific Name: Staurogyne Repens
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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