Cabomba aquatica

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Cabomba aquatica
Cabomba aquatica 1 (Piotr Kuczynski).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
Order: Nymphaeales
Family: Cabombaceae
Genus: Cabomba
Species: Cabomba aquatica
Binomial name
Cabomba aquatica

Cabomba aquatica, also known as fanwort or giant cabomba, is an aquatic plant native to South America.[1] Cabomba is a common aquarium plant. The stems will grow up to 50 cm (20 in) and thus they must be trimmed periodically in aquaria. They are easily propagated by planting cuttings from the present plants. Cabomba will survive in most aquarium environments, including hard water and minimal light.[2]


  1. ^ United States Department of Agriculture, Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN): Cabomba
  2. ^ The Age of Aquariums: Cabomba page