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Hornwort Bunch Plant

Ceratophyllum demersum


Common Name: Hornwort, Coontail
Family Name: Ceratophyllaceae
Native To: North America
Lighting: Moderate to Strong
pH: 6-8
Growth Demands: Easy
Growth Form: Stem Plant
Growth Rate: Fast
True Aquatic: Yes
Placement in Tank: Mid - Background
Available As: Bunch

Ceratophyllum demersum is one of the most popular aquarium plants in the trade.  Hornwort, or Coontail as it is more commonly reffered to is  able to tolerate a wide range of aquatic conditions which is the reason for its popularity.  Ceratophyllum demersum is also very common is the water garden industry where is is used as an oxgenating plant for small water features and ponds.  Hornwort is fine with just being floated in a body of open water and can be broken into pieces to establish new plants.  Ceratophyllum demersum is native to the United states and makes an excellent habitat for fish to lay eggs on or hide in.     

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