The reason the Vallisneria Torta is a great variety of Vallisneria. It is commonly called Torta Vals or Spiral Vals. In our experience, it stay pretty short compared to other varieties reaching a max size around 6 inches or less. Vallisneria Torta is a great addition to the midground of any aquarium.
For whom is the Vallisneria Torta suited?
What’s great about the Vallisneria Torta is the fact that they stay relatively short with adequate lighting, and they are effortless to care for. They grow at a relatively fast rate, making them the ideal midground or background plant for your aquarium or nano tank. Be careful not to change your parameters too fast as Vallisneria species are notorious for melting due to rapid changes to their environment.
What are they like?
As mentioned previously, the Vallisneria Torta grows at a swift pace, so long as they have enough nutrients and proper lighting. They can grow to a length of about 6” in length. They have a slight spiral to their leaves making them a unique variety of Vallisneria.
The ideal conditions for the Vallisneria Torta
The Vallisneria Torta is very forgiving when it comes to the care; all it really needs is everything every aquarium should already have. It requires good lighting and enough nutrition, which is why occasional fertilizing may be beneficial for its growth. They thrive at a slightly acidic to neutral pH and at a temperature of 68 – 82°F. When it comes to the water hardness, these plants aren’t very picky either. The biggest thing to remember is consistence without sudden changes to prevent melting.
*All Plants may contain snails or snail eggs. We keep them in all of our tanks for the benefits they provide.*
New growth within hours. and...
Planted 2 pots and 1, (one), ONE leaf melted after 2 weeks.
got my plants quickly
Looked great when it arrived & doing good!
Hasn’t taken off yet, but it is growing slowly and SUCKING nutrients according to my dosing / testing. My Ameca Splendens colony loves them as well. I have it growing in pool filter sand, but if it is like other valisneria, it would prefer an iron rich soil.