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Cardamine Lyrata

Cardamine Lyrata, commonly known as Japanese Cress or Japanese Ivy-Leaved cress, is a species of flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae. It is native to eastern Asia and is specifically found in Japan and Korea. Cardamine Lyrata has an attractive appearance, producing small, round green leaves that resemble the shape of ivy leaves. While the leaves are typically green, some leaves may exhibit purple or bronze hues.

Care Guide For Cardamine Lyrata

Cardamine Lyrata is easy to care for. It does not require strong light but, but will grow better and faster under it. Similarly, while a nutrient-rich substrate is not necessary, the plant will do better if planted in a good substrate. Alternatively, adding root tabs or liquid fertilizers will provide essential nutrients and ensure Cardamine Lyrata’s healthy growth

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 70-82°F
  • Tank Placement: Midground - Background

Under good conditions, Cardamine Lyrata can grow vigorously in the aquarium, so regular pruning may be needed to prevent overcrowding and maintain its desired shape. Trimming any yellowing or decaying leaves to promote healthier growth is recommended. Modern Aquarium’s aquascaping scissors will make this task a breeze. Since the plant can grow about 4 to 12 inches, depending on the light and other factors, it is most suitable in the midground or background areas of the aquarium

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Reviews (16)

  • 5
    Posted by sofia on 20 May 2022

    it is growing like crazy in my fluval stratum, it’s probably grown 2 inches since i put it it in a week ago, it is even peeking babies out of the water

  • 5
    Posted by Kristin on 17 Apr 2022

    These arrived healthy and strong. I've had them in my betta tank for a few weeks now and they are growing like crazy! So many tiny roots, perfect for cuttings and propagating.

  • 5
    Cardamine lyrata
    Posted by Amber Sylvia on 13 Jan 2022

    To begin with this is my favorite plant and for it to have arrived late (due to boston processing center) it was in amazing shape and so beautiful I truly trust modern aquarium best plants in my area

  • 5
    Posted by Simone M Leeds on 7 Dec 2021


  • 5
    Beautiful, Bright Green Filler
    Posted by Micah A Alden on 13 Sep 2021

    Arrived late with FedEx, but other than a few yellow leaves it was in good condition. The plant took off in my tank and I am loving the added brightness/color!

  • 5
    Cardamine Lyrata
    Posted by Joyce Kruger on 27 Jul 2021

    Beautiful plant! Very attractive. Came in great condition and looks very happy in my 75 gallon aquarium.

  • 4
    Only been in a tank a few days but looks well
    Posted by mark paige on 22 Jun 2021

    Looks great

  • 5
    Good size and healthy
    Posted by Julia on 16 Dec 2020

    Nice and tall plants and they're fun to look at. The lack of roots at the bottom is kind of weird when it comes to sticking them in the gravel, but it's not really an issue. packaging and shipping was all great.

  • 5
    Looking great
    Posted by Wendy on 13 Oct 2020

    I received these last week and they look so good. There were several stems in each bunch, they arrived last Wednesday and they seem to be doing very well since being planted! I'm very happy with them.

  • 5
    Posted by Quang on 5 Oct 2020

    I love these plants. Probably one of my top 5 favorites to plant. Especially when they grow and spread (which is incredibly fast) they just make the tank look so full of life. I saw significant growth in just 14 days and bought another bunch.

  • 4
    Cardamine Lyrata known commonly as Japanese cress and Chinese ivy
    Posted by Michael Schaugaard on 19 Aug 2020

    Still growing strong after weeks. Arrived healthy and stayed that way (no melting). It's a good value.

  • 5
    Cardamine Lyrata
    Posted by Tracie on 20 Jul 2020

    The plants arrived quickly and are doing well so far in my tank!