Sometimes plants surprise by suddenly deviating from the way they normally grow. This is called a mutation, and Lobelia cardinalis ‘Mini’ is a good example of this. Lobelia cardinalis ‘Mini’ has thus originated from the general production of Lobelia cardinalis. It is characterized by its beautiful light green leaves which are closer together than on the original Lobelia, and then it is also significantly smaller, hence the addition ‘Mini’ to the name of the plant.
The growth is low and dense, as the plant branches willingly, even without trimming. In addition, the mini version rarely forms the long vertical shoots which otherwise characterize Lobelia cardinalis.
It is easily propagated by planting the cut shoots down into the bottom layer. Lobelia cardinalis ‘Mini’ becomes most compact in good light conditions and added CO2, but also thrives well without.
Origin: North America
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate: Medium
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height: 3 - 15+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light demand: Low
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 : Low
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.