Staurogyne repens


This attractive plant variety from Brazil is called Staurogyne repens, a member of the acanthus family. It looks a bit like a miniature Hygrophila but is an outstanding plant for the foreground. It grows very slowly and, under good conditions, will crawl across the substrate. Staurogyne demands intense light and a good supply of nutrients via the substrate. Regularly trimming the shoot tips will force the plant to push out a lot of new horizontal shoots, and will eventually give you a very nice, thick stand of plants. For aquascaping purposes, these beauties mix well with Hemianthus callitrichoides.




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Plant profile

Genus: Staurogyne
Species: repens
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Brazil
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: slow
Area: Foreground
Height: up to 10 cm
pH: 6-7
Water hardness: soft to medium
Co2: 20-30 mg/l
Propagation: head cuttings, side shoots