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Tape grass

Vallisneria spiralis

Also known as

Eel grass

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.8m

Max

1.2m

Min

Flowering

Tape grass Overview

This species will grow well in both cold water or tropical ponds, but make sure it has a sunny position. It will grow about 1.8m tall with a similar spread. The short stem is submerged and leaves are translucent green, long, linear and ribbon-like. The male flowers are small and insignificant, and the white female flowers are carried on spiral, terminal spikes.

How to propagate Tape grass

Division

You can propagate by division in the spring or summer.

Other uses of Tape grass

Grown for their foliage. Is suitable for pools and aquariums (aquatic).

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