Lobelia Cardinalis (Rare)

Plant info

Type: Stem
Origin: North America
Growth rate: Medium
Height: 20 – 30+
Light demand: Low
CO2 : Low

Perfect replacement for Anubias Nana!

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Lobelia cardinalis grows wild in Northern America. In the nursery this plant is cultivated in marshy conditions, forming dark-green leaves which are purple underneath. In aquariums the leaves turn a beautiful shade of light-green, with stems 10-30 cm tall and 5-10 cm wide.

Widely used in Dutch aquariums in so-called “plant streets”. In open aquariums it grows above the water surface, where it forms very beautiful scarlet flowers and the leaves regain their colour. Can be used in garden ponds.

This plant makes for a great replacement for Anubias in tanks with higher light levels and Co2 injection, with the ideal conditions this plant will take a more compact growth form. This plant however can grow well in medium or even lower light levels.

NZ StatusRare / Lost until recently


Not all plants are equal. We work really hard to make sure you get the best quality plants at the best prices. What you can expect to receive are as per photos. All our plants are harvested fresh, algae free and in great health. The conversion process to submerged form starts in our grow out tanks, this ensures that your success with our plants are maximized.

Submerged: A plant grown completely below the tank’s waterline.

Emersed: A plant with growth above the tank’s waterline (leaves/stems, flowers).

Care Guide: The 2HR Aquarist way 

Additional information

Plant Type

Emersed, Submerged


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