Green Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana)


A longtime aquarium favorite, Cabomba forms huge, lush formations in the wild and will grow to fill most aquariums under good conditions. With its delicate lace-like leaves, fast growth, and vivid green coloration this plant is ideal for beginners looking to start with live plants as well as advanced aquascapers looking for a unique accent. This plant is also popular among fish and invertebrate breeders as the dense growth is a perfect egg-laying surface for fish or “nursery” for fry or baby shrimp. Green Cabomba will grow best under moderate light and with regular trimming, and the species is tolerant of subtropical temperatures.



Green Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana)

Care Level: Beginner
Preferred Light Level: Moderate
Placement/Size: A large, densely-growing stem plant ideal for background planting