Hygrophila polysperma


Hygrophila polysperma is one of the “easiest” aquatic plants. Even in the worst possible conditions it will continue to grow. But of course, improving the conditions is, obviously, beneficial to the plant and its growth. Under good light the shoots turn a reddish-brown color. This plant grows very quickly and needs to be cut back more frequently than other stem plants. Highly recommended for new setups and as a preventive measure against algae.




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Plant profile

Genus: Hygrophila
Species: polysperma
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 18-28°C
Growth rate: very fast
Area: Background
Height: up to 50 cm
pH: 5-9
Water hardness: soft to very hard
Co2: 0-20 mg/l
Propagation: head cuttings