Hygrophila polysperma is first of all a Low Tech pant. In other words, it will grow in any aquarium gravel
Hygrophila polysperma from South-East Asia is one of the hardiest aquarium plants available. Stems becomes 25-40 cm and 4-8 cm wide. It is particularly good for beginners because it grows in almost all conditions. It normally grows so fast that it is important to prevent it crowding out other plants. The shoots must be pinched out regularly. Leaves lying on the surface form small new plants. Hygrophila polysperma varies considerably in leaf shape and colour, depending to some extent on the light supplied.
|Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.|
|Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.|
|Height:||20 – 30+|
|Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.|
|The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.|
|A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.|
Planting Instructions for the Hygrophila Polysperma:
- Firstly, take the label off.
- Secondly, remove the rock wool together with the plant from the net pot
- Thirdly, make sure you also remove the rock wool from the root system , take care not to break or tear the larger roots while doing this
- Finally, plant the stems using tweezers into the substrate
- 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
- Make sure you have the correct lighting spectrum , based on the plants needs Check out our video on aquarium lights.
- 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