Juncus Repens is a grass-like plant whose stem is long and leaves are narrow. This plant is a great one for beginners as this can withstand a wide range of conditions. However, we need the beginner’s guide to know the optimum conditions for the plant to establish its best features.

Juncus repens plant overview

Common NameThe common name of the plant is also Juncus Repens.
ColorThe plant is green in color but under certain conditions, the leaves become reddish-brown color.
Habitat/OriginThe origin of the plant in North America. Its habitat is swampy area conditions.
Average SizeThe stem of the plant is long and the leaves are narrower. The average size of the plant is 4 -12 inches.
Growth RateThe growth rate of the plant is moderate.
PlacementThe plant can be placed in the background of the tank. They can also be used as a filler plant. They can be kept as foreground plants but trimming should be done regularly.
MaintenanceThe plant had longer leaves. Hence if this plant is used as a foreground or midground plant, trimming should be done regularly. Micronutrients should be added in regular intervals.
Planting MethodsA part of the stem can be placed in the substrate. This will develop into a new plant. The plant stem part need not have roots for it to grow into a plant.
Ideal SetupThe plant can do well in life lighting. However high lighting is the ideal lighting for the plant to show its feature. It also requires micronutrients.
Care LevelThe care level of this plant is easy as this is an undemanding plant.
SupplementsCO2 is not much required. But plenty of micronutrients is necessary for the plant to bring out the reddish-brown shade.
LightingThe plant requires low light. But to bring out the plant’s best feature, that is the leaves turning reddish-brown, the light intensity should be high.
Water temperatureThe temperature of the water can be from 4-28 degrees Celsius. The pH can range from 5- 8. Hardness can be 0 – 30° degrees
PropogationThis aquarium live plant can be propagated by cutting the stem and planting it in a new place. They can also be propagated by lateral shoots
Approx. CostThey cost $4.99 in the USA. In Asian countries like India, they cost relatively less.
Common DiseasesGreen spot algae are one of the common diseases of this plant. Due to the coloration of the plant, it’s difficult to spot these algae.
What to look for when buyingCheck if the plant is healthy. The leaves should be pleasant green in color.
Related SpecifiesJuncus regelii, Juncus scheuchzerioides 

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