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Vallisneria spiralis Red Bunch (straight red vallis)


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    Quick Facts

    Rating: Easy

    Common name: Straight red vallis

    Origin: Asia

    Position in Aquarium: Background

    Grows up to (cm): 60 cm

    Pot Size:

    Growth rate: Medium pace

    Plant Sizes

    Just wanted to give you a heads up that the image of the plant you'll be receiving is just an example of what you can expect. Each plant is unique and may vary in size and shape, so it won't be an exact match to the photo. If we provide a size guide, keep in mind that it's just an estimate and that plants can vary in size depending on the time of year.

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    If you choose Express Delivery, we will replace any plants that are damaged due to delays. Express Delivery is a fast, trackable, and reliable option with a one hour delivery window. It also ensures that the plants will arrive in the same condition as when they left our facility. If you choose a different postage option, such as Tracked 24 or Tracked 48, you will not be covered for any damages due to delays and will assume the risk yourself if the plants do not arrive in good condition. Express Delivery includes an insurance policy, which may cost more but provides added peace of mind.


If you order before 4pm we dispatch the same working day (Mon-Fri). Shipping prices start at £4.99 depending on the speed of delivery required.

    Vallisneria spiralis "Red" is a hardy plant suitable for the beginner hobbyist. It makes little demands in the aquarium and can grow fast when conditions are optimal. It also looks the best and adapts the most out of all other Vallis - this is why it's the only species we sell in the vallis family. Once you see it, you'll know why.

    Leaves are attractive, dark green/red when grown under optimum conditions. Great for beginners and up. All species of Vallisneria do not tolerate liquid carbon, therefore we do not recommend adding these plants to any tank using liquid carbon. Some hobbyists mistake this plant to have spiral leaves like the name might suggest but it's actually the opposite and has very straight leaves. The word 'spiralis' is the scientific name that refers to the flower stalk that corkscrews as it grows.

    Can also be grown in African cichlid tanks (assuming the fish don't eat it). Please note Vallis consists of 2 plants per bunch that are approx 20-25cm in length. 

    Note: This plant does not come with the weight in the picture. As it is a true aquatic plant there are chances of snails or snail eggs. As we buy from European stock, pesticides are never used. Whilst we do our very best to remove any snails that we see, we wanted to make you aware that this is a possibility.

    Lastly, all Vallis can be somewhat sensitive to new water parameters. In the event that your Vallis melts once submerged, it's down to the water conditions of your aquarium and this means the responsibility lies with you the customer, and not Aqua Essentials. We only ever send out perfect plants so please bear this in mind.

    Vallisneria spiralis Red Bunch (straight red vallis) - Aqua Essentials

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    1. Delivery Information

    How much does shipping cost?
    Shipping starts from £4.99 up to 5kgs on a tracked 48 service. If you want it faster (recommended for plants) then choose Tracked 24 £6.99) or DPD Express Delivery (£8.99).

    How long does shipping take?
    Not long in general. DPD is the fastest service available and if you order before pm we'll dispatch the same working day. DPD aim to get the parcel to you in 1-2 working days (excluding bank holidays).

    Is there tracking available?

    Sure but only once your chosen delivery service has scanned your parcel. Tracking will then be sent to either your mobile phone or email address.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 113 reviews

    Excellent quality plant, growing well. Very happy

    Kayleigh Newton
    Lovely addition to my aquarium

    Nice healthy plant

    Daniel Thompson
    Spot on

    Superb quality, will definitely order again in the future

    Mr P D Hunt
    Vallisneria Spiralis Red

    Very good condition on arrival. Packaging was excellent. Plants very strong and I'm very pleased with them. Thank you

    Great plants

    Delivered healthy and fast

    Asif Kadir
    Fresh and healthy.

    Keep it up.

    terry karalavitch
    Aquarium plants

    Very disappointing vallis.just died off after a few days.This is totally unusual.This co are great to deal with.

    Very unsual as Vallis red is the toughest of all vallis. I'd check your water parameters and come back to me for advice. Also don't use liquid carbon when your tank has vallis - otherwise it melts...

    Lyndon Parkinson

    Beautiful plants as always. Really healthy. Trust this seller with everything!

    robert fulton
    nice plant

    always great compant to buy from .

    Jessica L.

    Packaged well, arrived well, still good condition in my tanks

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    Your plants will be wrapped with recyclable Honey Comb wrap - sounds cool because it is :). It interlocks which means we don't need to use tape either, reducing our impact on the environment.

    Not only is delivery fast with DPD Express but it's also green as they offset all the carbon their vehicles produce. Guilt free delivery which we're very proud of...

    We guarantee you'll be happy with your order. But if you're not, please contact us so we can resolve. We are 100% here to help and will always do our best to resolve any issues - that's a promise.

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