Mizukusa FOCUS ‘Wabi-Kusa Mat & LC Cup’

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ADA offers several different kinds of living plant products including Wabi-Kusa and BIO Mizukusa-no-Mori series. Here we will take a close look at the LC Cup lineup, newly introduced under the Jungle Plant series, and some changes in the Wabi-Kusa Mat series.

Wabi-Kusa Mat

Wabi-Kusa Mat is sold in the form of a mat, measuring 90mm x 90mm where an epiphyte plant grow on a bed of either Willow Moss or Peacock Moss. With the launching of the LC Cup series, the Wabi-Kusa Mat lineup was narrowed down from 12 to 2, limited to Hygrophila pinnatifida and Philodendoron sp. 7 different kinds of moss mats, including Vesicularia montagnei and Riccardia chamedryfolia, are also available.

Wabi-Kusa Mat Philodendoron sp.

LC Cup

The Jungle Plant series offers 8 different types of Echinodorus in the LC Cup, including E. argentinensis and E. Joyo Red Star.  Microsorum and Lagenandra, which were previously sold under the Wabi-Kusa Mat series, are newly available in the LC Cup. The cup is 130mm in height containing a water retentive material to protect plant roots. The plants that can grow submerged such as Lagenandra are marked with a white label and those that cannot are with a green label. The plants develop their roots in the cup, which helps give them a jump start both above and underwater. You can simply plant them directly in the terrestrial section of terrarium as these plants are cultivated in emersed conditions, or grow the white labeled plants underwater to enjoy their submerged form.
These plants are newly introduced to the LC Cup lineup:

Microsorum sp. ‘Trident’
Microsorum sp. ‘Narrow Leaf’
Lagenandra meeboldii ‘Green’
Lagenandra meeboldii ‘Red’
Lagenandra keralensis
Lagenandra meeboldii ‘Vinay chandra’
Anubias barteri ‘Coffeefolia’
Pellionia repens
Lagenandra meeboldii ‘Red’ from LC cup
Microsorum sp. ‘Narrow Leaf’ from LC cup
ADA’s living plant products come in several different forms. You can enjoy them in a variety of ways like aquascape, terrarium and paludarium by making the most of each plant’s characteristics.