Country of origin
Height 3-5 cm
Width 3-5 cm
Light requirements medium-very high
Temperature 1-25 °C
Hardness tolerance very soft-hard
pH tolerance 6-7,5
Littorella uniflora grows in swamps as well as under water on sandy substrates low in nutrients in lakes with soft water in Northern Europe and North America. Whether in the wild or in the aquarium, L. uniflora requires good light conditions, but if these are provided, it forms runners and creates a close, light green carpet of rosettes of short, stiff leaves, and it is therefore an excellent foreground plant. L. uniflora can absorb CO2 from the water phase like most other aquatic plants, but can also absorb CO2 from the substrate through air channels in its roots and leaves. This means that L. uniflora is comfortably viable in an aquarium where CO2 is not added to the water.