Ophiopogon japonicus Common name: Mondo grass or fountain grass.
It grows at a moderate rate and produces long narrow leaves, and goes best as a foreground plant, a midground plant, or along the sides of the aquarium. It is best to usually group several plants together, with small spaces between each one.
Although the Fountain Plant is a fairly hardy plant and can survive in most conditions, the water should be regularly checked to help it thrive. It needs a pH between 6.5 and 7.5, and minimal light to keep it growing and looking healthy. Make sure to perform regular water changes and fertilize regularly after each change. The bottom substrate should be nutrient-rich. Propagation of the Fountain Plant is done by planting cuttings from the side sprouts of the main plant.
If planted in newly established aquarium OphiopogonJaponicus should have added nutrients added to the water to aid its growth.
Plant the root system into the substrate, but the root stem should not be covered fully by the substrate (gravel/fertiliser) or it will rot.
|Place of origin:||Asia|
|Maximum height:||10 cm|
|Position range:||Foreground, Center|
|Substrate:||Nutrient Rich Substrate|
|Temperature range:||18 – 28 C|
|pH:||6.5 – 7.5|
|Hardness:||4 – 15 °dKH|