Hygrophila costata


Hygrophila costata is a large-leaved species from South America with narrow leaves. The bright green shining leaves are especially attractive - they form a very nice contrast to dark green plants. Due to its rapid growth and thus higher nutrient consumption, it is an ideal algae preventive plant. Like all stem plants, Hygrophila costata must be regularly shortened. A vigorous pruning encourages the formation of side shoots and thus a compact plant group is created.




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Plant profile

Genus: Hygrophila
Species: costata
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: South America
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, side shoots