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Cabomba furcata is a species of aquatic plant in the water shield family known by the common names red cabomba and forked fanwort. It is native to South America and as far north as Cuba and the tip of Florida. It reaches a maximum height between 30 and 80 cm and is up to 8 cm wide. It bears purple flowers.
This is used as an aquarium plant. It can be difficult to grow because it requires more light than most aquaria can provide. Soft water and carbon dioxide addition are also necessary for optimal growth.
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