Written by Maggie
Dec 21 2020
Water-thyme is suitable for indoor Water greening and is a good material for decorative aquariums. It is often used as mid-shot and background grass.
When water-thyme is used for indoor aquarium decoration, 3~5 mm diameter gravel should be used as the culture substrate. If conditions do not permit, washed coarse sand can also be used as a culture substrate. Daily management should be strengthened before operation to ensure better growth of new plants. If waterthyme is to be planted separately, the container is usually a large aquarium. The location should ensure that the plant can receive the required light. The culture substrate is first laid on the bottom of the tank, with a thickness of 5-7 cm. Water can be injected to the half cylinder first, then can be planted, after the end of the operation, then into the cultivation container to the required height. The stems and leaves of water-thyme are brittle, so special care should be taken when operating.
Water-thyme may be cultivated in fresh Water with low hardness, but the salinity should be controlled so that it is not too high. The pH of the water should be controlled between 5.5 and 7.8, that is, it is slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. The demand for fertilizer of black algae is medium. In the vigorous growth stage, boiled soybeans can be buried into the cultivation substrate every 4-6 weeks as topdressing, with the dosage of 0.5 grains/plant. It is also possible to mix an appropriate amount of liquid fertilizer with inorganic salts into the water every 1-2 weeks. The growth of shaded plants was hindered and the ornamental value was decreased. At this time, the new leaves became lighter in color and the old ones died gradually. It is best to let Water-thyme receive 2-3 hours of scattered sunlight every day; If the use of fluorescent lights, given 8-10 hours of light a day, will also ensure that the plants grow well. Under good management, water-thyme is less susceptible to disease and less susceptible to pest attack. The Water-thyme is perennial, and it shoots quickly and takes shape quickly. As the plant grows taller, the base leaves age. The best viewing time can be up to 3-5 months after planting. Under the condition of not renewing the plant, its continuous cultivation should not exceed 8 months. Due to the rapid propagation of water-thyme, some plants should be cleaned regularly in a suitable environment to maintain the ecological balance of the cultivated environment.