Top Fin® Ribbon size: 12 in, Antique Gold

Top Fin® Ribbon size: 12 in, Antique Gold

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Also known as Lucky Bamboo, Ribbon Plant is a species ofDracaena, native to Cameroon in tropical West Africa. It is anupright shrub growing to 4-5 feet tall. Ribbon Plant can survive inmany indoor conditions, but indirect lighting is best as directsunlight can cause the leaves to turn yellow and burn Semi-aquatic Maximum height: 5' Shrubby, with slender stems Tank placement: Background Water temperature: 59-80,° F Ideal aquarium size: Large Can grow fully or partially submersed Note: Plant availability is seasonal. State and localregulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmartstores cannot match the price above for this item. Ask a storeassociate for details. *While safe for Fish, Ribbon Plant is toxic if ingested bydogs or cats! Clinical signs: In cats: Dilated pupils, abdominal pain, increased heartrate and drooling. In both cats and dogs: Vomiting, depression, inappetence, drooling, loss of coordination, and weakness. Although it grows better in soil, Ribbon Plant is often is soldwith its roots in water, which makes it suitable forgrowth inaquariums or fishbowls containing Betta fish. The water in which Ribbon Plant grows should be completelychanged every two weeks;bottled water or de-chlorinated soft tap water are recommended. Ribbon Plant does best in bright, indirect lighting and intemperatures from 59-80,° F (15, °C-26, °C). Things to remember: Water temperature: Semi-aquatic plants require a tropical community aquarium withwater temperatures ranging between 59-80,o F (15-26,o C). Use anaquarium heater to maintain water temperature. Adding plants: Whether you're just starting your aquarium or introducing newplants into your tank, make sure to add only one or two plants at atime. Lighting: Most tropical plants require sunlight each day, year round. Theduration and consistency are essential for plants to thrive. Natural aquariums must be equipped with the means to provide 12hours of simulated sunlight each day. Plant fertilizer: Fertilizer should only be added according to the dosageinstructions on the label, and only when needed (as in the case ofa water change). Plants will grow best if fertilized moderately andregularly after water changes rather than given larger quantitiesof fertilizer on a less-regular basis. Fish, amphibians and plants: Toads and frogs are highly recommended for a natural plantedaquarium- terrarium. Depending on the depth of the water and sizeof the amphibians and water temperature certain species of fish canbe added. Water changes: Test water weekly to assess water quality. It is recommended that10% of youraquarium water be changed per week. At the veryleast,25% of your aquariumwater should be changed per month. For optimalhealth, regular water changes not only prevent the undesirableaccumulation of excess nutrients, but also remove excess nitratesand waste products of the fish and plants. Aquarium placement: Place your aquarium in a low-traffic area, away from directsunlight and drafts. Planting your natural aquarium: Foreground plants: Usually stay very short and help fill in thefront part of the aquarium. Middle ground plants: These plants grow anywhere form 4-10inches tall. Background plants: These are the fastest-growing and tallestplants. Things to watch for: Poor growth Brown spots on leaves Plants appear weak, pale green to yellow, stems have fewleaves Plants cease to grow and die off Stem plants have long internodes and small leaves If you notice any of the signs described above, ch Size: 12 in. Color: Antique Gold. see more...

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