The Jungle Val (Vallisneria Americana) is an unproblematic and fast-growing plant for large aquaria. In most aquaria, the leaves become so long that they flood on the water. Therefore you have to prune the plant to avoid too much shade. The tough, strong leaves are generally not eaten by herbivorous fish, ensuring that these green plants will continuously decorate your tank.
For whom is the Jungle Val suited?
The Jungle Val is 100% beginner-friendly. They grow rather rapidly without requiring any special care, and because of their relatively thin leaves, they generally don't obstruct plants at the bottom of your tank from receiving light. However, every now and then, it is recommended to remove the leaves that are starting to flood on the water.
What are they like?
The reason the Jungle Val is so popular among beginners is because of how easy they are to grow. What makes them unique is the fact that the Jungle Val grows much thicker and longer leaves than other Vallisneria. This allows them to rapidly fill up your aquarium, providing your fish with a lovely green field.
The ideal conditions for the Jungle Val
The Jungle Val can grow 50 – 100 cm tall, making them ideal for taller aquaria. When it comes to water, they prefer slightly harder and more alkaline water. They do not require a lot of light to thrive and will grow just fine without fertilizer. It is recommended to trim your Jungle Val occasionally, especially when the leaves start reaching the surface to prevent them from drying out and dying.
*All Plants may contain snails or snail eggs. We keep them in all of our tanks for the benefits they provide.*
The water onion plants and Vals I ordered were all healthy and so large!! Am never let down with any plants ordered from Flip Aquatics!! They are still looking great and even new growth stems coming already! Very satisfied!
Pretty satisfied with my order. Most plants came in healthy and could add to my tank right away. Water sprite was mostly dead on arrival so I am trying to revive what's left.
Thanks so much for your order and your review! We are happy that most of the plants came in great and could be added to their new home. We are troubled to hear about that Water Sprite though and if you think there's any way that we could make that plant up to you please let us know over at Store@flipaquatics.com! Thanks again and have a great day!