The Mouse Ears comes from North America where it grows rampantly with its underground runners in swamps and watersides. Its qualities as an aquarium plants were detected in the Netherlands; as submerged plant it grows much more modest and stays smaller than in its terrestrial form. The upright stems bear heart-shaped, horizontally arranged, medium green leaves. As a classical plant in the Dutch planted aquarium style, it is also known as the “Leiden plant” for many years.
Saururus cernuus is not very demanding but should be well lit and benefits from a nutrient-rich substrate. The temperatures should not exceed 25 ?C for a longer time; on the other hand, this plant is quite cold-resistant. It is propagated by stem cuttings. As emersed plant, S. cernuus is vigorous, propagating by undergrund runners.
To ensure you get the best quality plant, we order plants in fresh at the end of each week, for next week delivery. This way we can assure you of fresh, healthy and vibrant plants delivered straight to your door. Doing this means we can also lower our prices for you. Please expect plants to be delivered Thursday of the following week that you ordered.
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