Easy to grow plant. Spreads by runners. Grows very tall in an aquarium and can drape over the top to make fish feel secure. Can be fed with root tabs or water column fertilizer. When it's well established you can get a new shoot as soon as every 3 days. Great for a community tank but also often used in Goldfish and African Cichlid tanks. I've written an article about Vallisneria as I love it so much! Vallisneria the One Plant Wonder

How to grow:
A Ph: 6.8 to 8.5 with some minerals in the water, naturally coming from hard water. To feed this plant, it likes to have fertilizer in the water column, Easy Green works well for this and root tabs for an added boost. It will spread itself through our aquarium, when planting it you'll want to make sure the "crown" of the plant isn't under the substrate. You can trim Vallisneria but those leaves may die back.

***Our normal Vallisneria comes with the tag of italian val. Sizes will vary from each shipment. Plants can be larger or smaller than the picture shown.***

Customer Reviews

Based on 165 reviews
Love plants.

The live plants I purchased from Aquarium Coop were delivered in just a few days and in great condition. I will order from Aquarium Coop again! Thanks for the great service.


Great products and service from great people! If co-op carries it I’m buying from them!

A little salad

This was a nice addition to my new planted tank. The new roots started growing instantly with not appearance of plant stress.

Mother Val

I received my plant just after Thanksgiving. It was packed with great care. It was a single beefy plant with a dime sized root. After planting It wilted in the following days. I trimmed and it has since greened back up and now it has a runner that is growing rapidly!

"Jungle Val.?"

It appears that Aq. Co-Op has received similar complaints to the one I will make here. At the time of purchase, they were only selling "Jungle Val." and what I received was a battered, weak, narrow-leaved plant labelled "Italian Val." And it was over-priced at that. Now they are selling both "Jungle Val." and "Italian Val." I won't be buying plants here again.

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