The Italian Val (Vallisneria spiralis) is one of the longest known and most popular aquarium plants. It quickly forms dense, rich green stands with numerous runners in the aquarium after a period of acclimatization. The leaves are band-shaped, slightly serrated at the edges and sprout from a rosette. Because of how easy they are to care for, they are popular among all levels of aquarists.
For whom is the Italian Val suited?
The Italian Val doesn't have any special needs when it comes to care, making it a popular choice when beginners choose their first aquarium plant. They grow rather quickly, allowing them to fill up your tank with a beautiful, green field at a rapid pace.
What are they like?
The Italian Val is an excellent choice when it comes to filling up your aquarium with new plants. They will quickly cover the bottom of your tank, adding a tremendous green base for your aquatic friends. However, if you don't want them to take over the entire aquarium, occasional trimming may be recommended.
The ideal conditions for the Italian Val
When it comes to caring for the Italian Val, it doesn't have any special needs. As with most plants, sufficient lighting is recommended for their growth, and so is the availability of trace elements in your water, which may require you to add fertilizer from time to time. The ideal water temperature is between 18 °C - 28 °C, the pH can be slightly alkaline, and the Italian Val seems to thrive best in waters that are at least slightly hard.
*All Plants may contain snails or snail eggs. We keep them in all of our tanks for the benefits they provide.*
Great quality plants that are adapting well, even for a beginner!
The Italian Val look great in my 30 gallon tank. After a little bit of expected melt, they are coming on strong.
This was the first time I ordered plants from Flip Aquatics and all 10 Plants arrived beautiful and healthy. Everything was packaged nicely. My only complaint was how long it took to get here. Cory beats you on that but I still gave you 5 stars.
Vallisneria and my Trumpet Snails were packed very well and arrived very healthy. A few of the plants had nice runners, which are thriving. Long journey from the Midwestern States to SoCal. It’s been a few weeks and the plants are getting adjusted well.
Received my plant about a week ago, I have had a little bit of melt back, but so far so good. I'm being patience with it. Nice size on the plant and looks great in the tank. Hopefully the next couple of weeks I'll get new growth.