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Italian (Vallisneria Spiralis)

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Italian Vallisneria Spiralis

Vallisneria Spiralis, also known as straight Vallisneria, is one of the best known and most popular aquatic plants in the hobby. The plant produces lovely ribbon-like leaves which may grow up to 24 inches in length.

Care Guide for Italian Vallisneria Spiralis

Vallisneria Spiralis is very adaptable and can be kept in a wide range of aquarium conditions, including coldwater aquariums. It's a good plant for beginners and new setups because of its rapid growth. The plant does particularly well in hard water, and it does not require strong light.

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

Because Vallisneria can grow tall, the best placement of V. Spiralis in your aquarium is in the background or around the corners/edges of the aquarium. If provided with good conditions, this plant is a fast grower and will produce many new plants from runners.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, our goal is to always bring you healthy and beautiful plants in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new plants, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us any time!

Reviews (27)

  • 5
    Italian Vallisneria

    Posted by Erika on 27 Apr 2022

    Came fast and healthy. Zero snails. One week in a new tank being cycled and plants are very healthy.

  • 5
    Plants arrived in timely manner and were in great shape.

    Posted by Richard Connally on 24 Apr 2022

    Would definately recommend the Italian Val. Already showing signs of growth and look great in my planted tank.

  • 4
    Hopefully they aren’t too far gone

    Posted by Jessica Payson on 11 Feb 2022

    These showed up and initially looked on the verge of melting, I salvaged what I could, we’ll see

  • 5
    vallisneria spiralis

    Posted by Charles Watts on 16 Dec 2021

    i had this less then 2months l ready had to trim it back twice. i've planted the cuttings, seems to be doing alright

  • 3

    Posted by SUSAN EDWARDS on 13 Dec 2021


  • 3

    Posted by SUSAN EDWARDS on 13 Dec 2021


  • 5
    corkscrew vals

    Posted by john sekula on 10 Dec 2021

    arrived in good condition & as described.planted today,the rest remains to be seen

  • 4
    Beautiful long plant

    Posted by Alex on 20 Oct 2021

    Great looking plant that already had roots! Only reason I give a four star is because two out of the six I got melted and died. Beside that, greats plants and i will still continue to order from modern aquarium

  • 4
    vallisneria spiralis

    Posted by Mike on 13 Oct 2021

    arrived in good condition

  • 5
    Maintain light

    Posted by john russo on 6 Aug 2021

    I found these are very sensitive to light. Lost my light for a few days and the plant appeared to die quickly, The others I bought faired much better. I removed all of the Vallisneria and found each had tiny leaves next to the roots. I replanted them, and will wait for their return. Healthy, stubborn plants.

  • 5

    Posted by Mike Edwards on 8 Jul 2021

    Everything I ordered from this company arrives healthy and are now thriving in my tank.

  • 5
    Italian Val

    Posted by Liz S. on 25 Mar 2021

    My first order from these folks, and I couldn't be more impressed! Fast shipping, plants arrived in great shape, the Val is already putting out new leaves. I'll be back for more!