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Native to tropical South-East Asia, Blue Stricta is a popular midground to background plant where its large deep green foliage makes a dense wall of colour. It is relatively undemanding and will establish itself well in an aquarium with moderate to high lighting.

Turtles and herbivorous fish species will enjoy this plant in their diet.



  • Deep green elongated leaf with leaves growing up to 10cm in length 
  • Great undemanding beginner plant
  • Comes in a 3cm terracotta pot
  • Adds dense deep green colour to the aquarium midground and background
  • Can be used as supplemental food for turtles & herbivorous species
  • Fast growth rate, with good nitrate uptake


Scientific Name

Hygrophila coryombosa 


Easy to keep, great for beginners and grows in a variety of conditions. 

Water Conditions

  • Temperature: 18 - 28°C
  • pH: 5.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness: 70 – 300ppm


Midground to background placement in the aquarium.  Due to the dense and large leaf structure, pruning can be difficult, so it is best kept towards the back of the aquarium to display it's natural beauty.

Growth Rate

Fast growth rate. Blue Stricta will utilise nutrients in the water column in the form of liquid fertilisation, however supplementation is not required as this plant uptake nitrates in the aquarium as a form of nutrients. This plants grows well in most aquarium substrates.


Blue Stricta has moderate lighting requirements for healthy growth, but is relatively undemanding.

Additional Information

Live Plant Snapshot

Preferred Water Parameters