Vallisneria spiralis 'Tiger' from the family Hydrocharitaceae originates from Asia and can grow to a height 30 cm - 55 cm. Vallisneria species are easy, undemanding plants to grow. It received its name ‘Tiger’ from its striped leaves. Vallisneria spiralis 'Tiger' is suitable for smaller aquariums as the leaves do not grow very long. The slender leaves of this species mean it does not over shadow other plants very much. Propagation is possible and easy by removing the runners and replanting in a suitable substrate. For best results and to promote growth ensure a nutrient rich substrate. This is a robust plant and thus is an excellent plant for beginners.