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Contortion "Giant Corkscrew" (Vallisneria Asiatica)

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Contortion Val (Vallisneria Asiatica)

Vallisneria Asiatica, also known as corkscrew vallisneria, originates from Japan. It is a very attractive plant with tightly twisted light green leaves that make for an interesting and unique appearance. V. Asiatica looks best and has the most visual impact when planted in close groups of 6-10 bunches — or even more!

At Modern Aquarium, we recommend the corkscrew vallisneria plant for background planting. Learn more about care and maintenance before ordering this plant for your tank.

Care & Maintenance for Contortion Val

V. Asiatica is a hardy and highly adaptable plant that will grow well in most water conditions. It does not require, but will welcome, high lightning conditions. We suggest planting it in a fine gravel substrate for faster acclimation and plant growth. This plant has strong roots that will hold fast even with bottom-dwelling fish.

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

This corkscrew vallisneria propagates through runners.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you the healthiest possible specimens. We work very hard to ensure that every plant bunch we ship to you looks its best and is representative of the photo shown on our site. Order now to receive free shipping on all orders over $50!

Reviews (37)

  • 4
    Contortion Val

    Posted by Thomas Greene on 16 May 2022

    I ordered 8 units of val. It came in when it was supposed to, and it arrived in as good of shape as you can hope ordering live aquatic plants through the mail. I will definitely order from Modern Aquarium again in the future.

  • 5
    Vallisneria asiatica

    Posted by rpr on 7 Apr 2022

    healthy robust plants, as usual!

  • 3
    Vallisneria Asiatica

    Posted by Bob on 3 Apr 2022

    Arrived quickly but the tips of most of the leaves had already started to melt. The roots were very healthy though and as soon as I saw new growth I cut back the old leaves and their growth has taken off.

  • 5

    Posted by avery on 22 Mar 2022

    so pretty! it looks great and my betta loves it!

  • 5

    Posted by Joe Stephens on 22 Mar 2022

    Plants were well packaged and labeled. Looking forward to ordering again.

  • 5
    Very nice plant

    Posted by J’Nell on 15 Feb 2022

    Plants arrived alive and in great condition. Doing well in my aquarium.

  • 4
    Kind of beat up but look decent

    Posted by Jessica Payson on 11 Feb 2022

    These showed up kind of beat up. Fedex seemed to have lost my package for a couple days so, maybe that’s the issue

  • 5
    Giant Corkscrew vallisineria

    Posted by Amber on 13 Jan 2022

    I had to do double take because looked so perfect thought was fake! Great addition to tank!

  • 5

    Posted by Eric Ruff on 28 Dec 2021

    Nice tall plant looks good in aquarium

  • 4

    Posted by Jeffery Hampton on 14 Dec 2021

    Excellent plants with runners Received extra.

  • 4
    The plants came in a timely manner and are doing well so far.

    Posted by gerald hall on 19 Oct 2021

    So far, so good.

  • 5
    Contortion (Giant Corkscrew)

    Posted by Steve Minnick on 14 Sep 2021

    The plant arrived in great shape! I was very pleased to see how healthy the plant was. After soaking it in room temperature for over 24 hours, I planted it in my aquarium. I hope it likes it’s new home.