Potamogeton Gayi (Slender Pondweed )

Potamogeton Gayi / Pond Weed | APF Aquarium Plants Factory
Potamogeton Gayi / Pond Weed | APF Aquarium Plants Factory
Potamogeton Gayi / Pond Weed | APF Aquarium Plants Factory
Potamogeton Gayi / Pond Weed | APF Aquarium Plants Factory
Potamogeton Gayi / Pond Weed | APF Aquarium Plants Factory

Potamogeton Gayi (Slender Pondweed )

Regular price $12.99
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Potamogeton Gayi, commonly known as Slender Pondweed, is an exquisite aquatic plant that adds a touch of natural beauty and elegance to any aquarium. Native to the ponds and rivers of southern South America, this species is renowned for its delicate, narrow leaves and robust growth habit.

Key Features:

  • Unique Appearance: Potamogeton Gayi features soft, olive-green leaves with reddish-brown tips. The fine, feathery leaves create a striking contrast with other aquatic plants, enhancing the visual appeal of your aquarium.
  • Growth and Spread: This plant is a fast grower, forming dense bushes and spreading quickly through runners. Its ability to propagate efficiently makes it ideal for creating lush, green landscapes in your tank.
  • Aquarium Suitability: Suitable for both midground and background placement, Slender Pondweed can reach heights of up to 80 cm, making it a prominent feature in larger aquariums.

Optimal Growing Conditions:

  • Lighting: Potamogeton Gayi thrives under medium to high lighting conditions, which helps to maintain its vibrant coloration and healthy growth.
  • Water Parameters: This plant prefers water temperatures between 16-26°C (60-79°F) and can tolerate a pH range of 6 to 8. It is adaptable to various water hardness levels, making it a versatile choice for many aquariums.
  • CO2 and Nutrients: While not required, adding CO2 and regular fertilization can enhance growth and promote healthier, more vibrant plants.


  • Breeding Habitat: The dense, bushy growth of Potamogeton Gayi provides excellent cover and breeding grounds for small fish and shrimp, creating a safe haven for fry and eggs.
  • Oxygenation: This plant releases oxygen into the water, helping to maintain a healthy and balanced aquarium environment.
  • Easy Maintenance: Despite its fast growth, Potamogeton Gayi is relatively easy to care for. Regular trimming and pruning help manage its spread and maintain the desired shape and size in your tank.

Planting and Propagation:

  • Attachment: Plant Potamogeton Gayi in the substrate where it can anchor itself and spread through runners. It can also be used as a floating plant in some setups.
  • Propagation: Propagation is straightforward through cuttings or by separating the runners and replanting them in different areas of the tank.


Enhance your aquarium with the stunning Potamogeton Gayi, also known as Slender Pondweed. Its unique appearance, fast growth, and easy maintenance make it a fantastic choice for aquarists of all levels. Whether you're looking to create a lush, green backdrop or provide a breeding habitat for your aquatic pets, Potamogeton Gayi is sure to impress.

Add Potamogeton Gayi to your aquascape today and transform your aquarium into a vibrant underwater garden!

  • Sold as Fresh-cut plants, Bunched plants, or Potted plants
  • Fresh-cut plants | Approx. 8 loose, fresh-cut stems
  • Bunched plants | Approx. 8 fresh-cut stems without root, bundled with foam, and lead weight
  • Potted plants | Approx. 8 fresh-cut stems without root, potted with net pot and rockwool

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, and pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge.

Scientific Name

Potamogeton Gayi

Common Name

Slender pondweed, Gay's pondweed


Midground, Background, or Floating


Not required

Growth Rates


Difficulty Level


Nutrient Substrate

Not required

Can be grow emerged?


Lighting Requirements

Medium - High


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      Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

      However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

      1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
      2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
      3. We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
      4. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 2 reviews
      William K Bradley, Jr
      Greening up

      Seems to be doing fine.


      The plants arrived healthy. They improve the looks of my tank. An easy to care aquarium plant that I rarely see.

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