Rhizome Plant – Tie to Wood or Rock
Low Tech (Will grow in any aquarium gravel)
Hygrophila Pinnatifida originates from India and is a relative newcomer to the planted aquarium market, making it a rather exciting and unusual. It obtains brown, patched leaves on the surface with a distinctive burgundy colour underneath. It creates horizontal side shoots and the top shoots should be pinched out in order to maintain compact and attractive growth. The horizontal side shoots easily attach to both wood and rocks. Growth is moderate, stems 15-40 cm tall and 10-20 cm wide, and the colour is attractive when planted in small groups with a plain background. Intense lighting ensures compact growth due to the plant’s slow to medium growth rate.
1. Remove the label
2. Remove the rock wool together with the plant from the net pot
3. Remove the rock wool from the root system , take care not to break or tear the larger roots while doing this
4. Plant the stems using tweezers into the substrate
Transitioning process – emersed to submersed growth in your aquarium
• Provide good water conditions for your plants
• Dose a respectable aquatic fertilizer for your plants , follow the instructions from the manufacturer
• Provide the correct lighting spectrum , based on the plants needs
• Prune dead leaves and stems constantly
• A Co2 system is a good addition into your aquarium for the plants to flourish
• Conduct 20-30% water changed once a week to ensure good water conditions
• Patience is key for the transition to take place
In a few days, after placing your plants in the aquarium you will notice some of the leaves start to melt and fall away.
This means the transition process has started. Please note the plants might look DEAD, but they are fully alive, so do not panic. After a few days you will notice new growth will appear and the plant will fully change its form into submersed growth. Continuous trimming and fertilization is needed for the plants to thrive in your aquarium. All plants have specific needs but if you follow the general instructions on our labels the plant will transition well and will eventually succeed and prosper in your aquarium.