Didiplis Diandra is an easy aquatic stem plants that can be found in streams and lakes through out the United States. Didiplis Diandra has thin needle like leaves which is similar to that of guppy grass. Although, Didiplis Diandra is not as fragile of a plant due to it's thicker stem and slightly broader leaves. The color of Didiplis Diandra ranges from green to pink red when specific conditions are met such as CO2 injection, high lights and fertilization.
For whom is the Didiplis Diandra suited?
The Didiplis Diandrais a hardy plants and suitable for beginners. To achieve red and pink colors, hobbyist will need to use high light with the addition of an aquarium fertilizer and CO2 injection.
What are they like?
While they are pretty easy to care for, the Didiplis Diandra certainly rewards those who are ready to put in extra effort. With the addition of a nutrient rich substrate, aquarium fertilizer, high light and CO2 injection this plant with display some remarkable red colorations. The thin leaves make this plant great for fry to hide in for livebearers and shrimp.
The ideal conditions for the Didiplis Diandra
As mentioned before, the Didiplis Diandra is pretty easy to care for and suited for beginner hobbyists. The pH should to be between 6.0 and 7.5, and supplementation with iron and other trace elements is recommended to achieve the red coloration. As for lighting, these plants need a lot of it. In areas with a lot of shade, they can start to die off such as the lower potion of the stem. They require soft water and thrive at a temperature between 72 – 78 °F.
Common Name: Peplis Diandra
Light Requirements: Medium to High
Care Level: Easy
Note: Please do additional research on your plant to ensure its health. Propagation is similar to all other stem plants: cut the stem and replant into the substrate.
*All Plants may contain snails or snail eggs. We keep them in all of our tanks for the benefits they provide.*
I bought quite a few plants for a new 20 gallon long setup and Flip Aquatics was running a 25% off coupon or something like that. This stem plant was just like all other stem plants. I got it planted and that was about all it took! It has a nice color and helps to break up the other greens in the tank.