Lobelia cardinalis ‘wavy’ – fantastic smaller midground plant!
I picked up lobelia cardinalis ‘wavy’ to replace the echinodorus radicans that used to be in this foreground spot since the echinodorus was way too big! The lobelia has been a brilliant addition. The emersed growth form of this plant is loosely spaced darker green purple-tinged leaves with a wavy edging. The plant adapted to submerged growth instantly in the aquarium. Even a few days after planting (31-July-2020 image on the left) you can see new growth on the top. The submerged growth form is bright green, densely packed, and with a more subtle waviness to it. Happily, it doesn’t really seem to get overrun by green spot algae, which is appreciated. I was actually thinking the lobelia would have a looser packing structure to it such that the fish would be able to swim/hide between the leaves, but this denser form is not without it’s charm. Super plant, highly recommended.