Derived from the Coconut Palm, Cocos nucifera, these amazing stems are one of the coolest "accent pieces" we've come across.They have a hard texture on the outside, but do retain some flexibility. They are "inert", from in our experience, yet, like many other botanicals, they are capable of imparting a slight "tint" to the water over the long term.
These gnarled, unique-looking stems range in size from 12"-16" (30.48-40.64cm) in length, and have a beautiful tank color. They are quite light, creating a bit of a challenge when it comes to getting them to stay down in the water.
PREPARATION: You'll need to boil these for at least an hour (sometimes a bit more) to waterlog them, because they are pretty light and readily float when first immersed! With a botanical this large, naturally that's a challenge unless you have a large pot. Of course, you can can simply soak them for a week or so to really help waterlog them, or some combination of the two.
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia
NOTE: These are a natural product, and display variation in color, size, and texture. Each stem is unique! The photo serves as a reasonable representation of what to expect. If you specify that you want one of the longer or shorter ones, we'll do our best to accommodate your request, based upon what is available in our inventory at the time of your order, but cannot guarantee that we'll have the exact size you want available!
All of our aquatic botanicals are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. Please use common sense and take the time to boil or soak all botanicals prior to using them, to reduce the possibility of problems. Always go slow when introducing any botanicals into your systems, so you can judge the effect they have on your fishes and plants. They are not intended for human consumption. DO NOT INGEST!
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
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