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Peplis diandra
(Didiplis diandra)

Peplis diandra

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Scientific name
Didiplis diandra
Peplis diandra

Common name
Peplis diandra


what are his countries of origin?

Origin: Central and North America

Ideal fertilization

how to fertilize this plant?

CO2: 20-40mg/l
Nitrates (NO3): 10-50mg/l
Phosphates (PO4): 0.1-3mg/l
Potassium (K): 5-30mg/l
Iron (Fe): 0.01-0.5mg/l


which group is this plant?



what is the type of plant?



What are the Water parameters for the maintenance of this plant?

T°: 20 to 23°C or 68 to 73°F
pH: 6 to 7
Hardness: 5 to 10°dGH





what brightness is needed?



what is the maximum size of the plant?

10 to 30cm (4 to 12")


in which area of the aquarium install this plant?

Foreground and Middle


how fast does this plant grow?



Who is the Peplis diandra?


Who is the Peplis diandra?

Its original aspect is due to its leaves resembling pine needles, giving it the appearance of a mini-fir tree.

In nature, this plant can be found in stagnant water (shallow ponds) with temperate temperatures. It can also be found on the banks of these ponds or faster moving streams. It is an amphibious species, which means that it can live on land as well as in water (fully emerged or submerged). However, note that plants that have grown out of the water will not become accustomed to total immersion.

Didiplis diandra

It can be adapted to our tropical aquariums as long as it respects the rather limited temperature range (20 to 23°C or 68 to 73°F) that it can withstand.

Planting and maintenance

How to plant and maintain the Peplis diandra?

Planting and maintenance

How to plant and maintain the Peplis diandra?

It will be perfect to decorate your foreground or the background of your aquarium. Prefer a group planting of 15 to 20 plants, but each stem will be buried individually (space them a little). This is because the plant will need room to grow. In a completely submerged situation, it tends to grow in width and not in height. Therefore, it usually "crawls" to the bottom of the aquarium. In some cases, it can also grow tall, but this is less common.

It is essential to provide it with nutrients on a regular basis. CO2 diffusion is also recommended.

It is particularly vulnerable to filamentous algae. Beware of the brightness!


How to farm the Peplis diandra?


How to farm the Peplis diandra?

Purslane has many branches. To multiply your plants, simply cut off cuttings of about 10 cm and replant them a little further, always in groups.

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Good To know

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You can do this in groups.

Its colour varies according to the lighting:

- intense: green leaves

- moderate: reddish leaves

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