An excellent aquarium oxygenator, Elodea canadensis is great for teaching photosynthesis and plasmolysis.
- Sprigs or tips are useful to demonstrate photosynthesis or plasmolysis
- Float in your aquarium as an oxygenating hiding place for small animals
Excellent alternative if Elodea densa or Egeria najas are restricted in your state. This aquatic monocot is slightly smaller than Elodea densa and does not grow as straight sprigs, but curls into bundles.
Tips are not recommended for aquarium use. Instead, sprigs may be floated in aquaria as a food source or hiding place for fish and snails.
Ordering information: May be restricted in some states, check with your state's Department of Agriculture for restrictions. Elodea densa or Egeria najas are also available as alternatives.