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Giant Hygrophila ( Hygrophila Corymbosa )

This is a relatively fast growing stem plant with pairs of leaves on opposite sides of the stems. It is very good at establishing roots and cuttings, or even leaves that break loose may be able to sprout roots free floating or buried in the substrate. It is prone to lower leaves falling off if they don’t receive enough light. It also may lose the lower leaves if it is allowed to grow up and out of the water. It can be a large plant, so is perhaps more suitable in the background rather than as a foreground plant. There are a couple of varieties. One is a broader leaf, as well as a narrow leaf variety.

These plants are native to Southeast Asia, found from India through Malaysia and Indonesia.

This really can be a very easy plant to grow, it may need more light than some others, in lower light it will be more likely to lose the lower leaves. There is no need to add CO2 to the tank and really even without fertilizing or adding other nutrients you will likely find it a relative fast growing plant.

This is a good plant for combating algae. It is a good Ammonia/Nitrate sponge!

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February 10, 2011 - 12:59 PM