Hygrophila corymbosa


Hygrophila corymbosa is a common stem plant in Southeast Asia. There are several varieties, each of which has a different leaf shape. Emersed leaves are usually much darker than those under the water. Giant Hygro is a good beginner plant for the background. Rapid growth means that excess nutrients are removed, eliminating the food source for any algae. As soon as the shoots reach the water’s surface they should be trimmed back to half their length. We also recommend staggering the stems in by their height.




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Plant profile

Genus: Hygrophila
Species: corymbosa
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: fast
Area: Background
Height: up to 50 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: very soft to very hard
Co2: 20-30 mg/l
Propagation: head cuttings