Hornwort – Ceratophyllum Demersum

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Hornwort, also known as Ceratophyllum Demersum, is found worldwide. Hornwort can be used as a floating plant or as an upright stem plant.  It does not have roots but when planted, Hornworth produces rhizomes that allow it to attach to the gravel.  This plant is a fast grower and many hobbyists use in fry tanks to provide hiding places for young fish.  Because of its fast growth, Hornworth is great for planted aquariums because it will quickly absorb extra nutrients from the water column, preventing algal blooms.

You are buying one bunch, 4 or more stems.

Plant weight included with all bunched plants.

Planting Instructions

Stem plants are usually cuttings of plants that normally don’t come with roots. This is how stem plants are sold in the aquatic plant industry, although at times, my stem plants may come with roots because I have been growing them out. All stem plants come with a plant weight that holds the plant in place and is safe for your tank.

To plant, just let the weight lay on your substrate, and the stems will grow roots throughout your substrate. You can also plant the tips, about 1/4″ in your substrate if you prefer.

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Additional information

Weight 0.51 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 8 × 7 in

2 reviews for Hornwort – Ceratophyllum Demersum

  1. Jodi S.

    Great plant! Showed up from Planted Aquariums Central looking perfect. Within a month, the plant has doubled in size.

  2. Mark

    Love this plant. PAC sent a large healthy portion that included a plant weight. I took off the weight because I want my Hornwort to float.

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