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Description

Hygrophila is native to Bangladesh, India and China. This is a great beginner plant as it grows well in a variety of conditions. It benefits from regular pruning. 

 

Features

  • Bright green semi elongated leaf 
  • Comes in a 5cm black mesh pot
  • Grows in a variety on conditions, great beginner plant
  • Creates safe habitat for fish
  • Stem plant and can be propagated from cuttings in the aquarium
  • Fast growth rate, with good nitrate uptake

 

Scientific Name

Hygrophila polysperma 

Difficulty

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

Water Conditions

  • Temperature: 22 - 26°C
  • pH: 5.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness: 70 – 300ppm

Placement

Midground to background placement in the aquarium.  Prune to desired height.

Growth Rate

Fast growth rate. Hygrophila will utilise nutrients in the water column in the form of liquid fertilisation. This plants grows well in most aquarium substrates.

Lighting

Hygrophila has high lighting requirements for healthy bushy growth. Plants will grow rapidly towards the light, ensure to prune regularly to ensure light is available for all plants in your aquarium.

Additional Information

Live Plant Snapshot

Preferred Water Parameters