Around a dozen species from this genus, both amphibian and totally aquatic, constitute
some of the most popular aquarium plants. Their soft foliage is appreciated by fish
with herbivorous tastes, while others use it to lay their eggs. The aquatic milfoils
thrive on light and relatively hard water, although this must be clear, as small
suspended particles get trapped in the foliage. The main method used for reproduction
is that of taking cuttings.
In contrast with the other species, the water milfoil prefers soft, acid water.
Cuttings are taken by removing the top or the tiny branches. You can achieve a stunning
decorative effect by planting a copse of these plants. Size: 40 cm.
The spiked milfoil is a hardy, fast-growing plant that needs fairly hard alkaline
water. It must be pruned regularly to ensure that it remains sturdy. Several other
species of milfoils are available on the market, some with reddish hues; they all
require good lighting. Size: 40 cm.