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Hygrophila sp. "Snake"
  • Hygrophila sp. "Snake"

Hygrophila sp. "Snake"

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Common Name: Hygrophila sp. "Snake"

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Medium

Light Demand: Medium

Co2 Demand: Medium

Fertilizer Demand: Medium


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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Hygrophila sp. "Snake" is a unique and captivating aquatic plant known for its distinctive serpentine appearance. This species belongs to the Acanthaceae family and is native to Southeast Asia. Its name "Snake" is derived from the winding and sinuous growth pattern of its stems, resembling the movement of a snake. The plant features slender, elongated leaves that add a touch of intrigue to freshwater aquariums. Hygrophila sp. "Snake" is sought after by aquarists for its ornamental appeal and the dynamic visual interest it brings to aquascapes.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Hygrophila sp. "Snake"
  • Family: Acanthaceae
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Medium to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Medium to High
  • Temperature Range: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Cuttings, Side Shoots

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Hygrophila sp. "Snake" thrives in medium to high lighting conditions. Providing ample light is crucial for maintaining its vibrant colors and promoting compact growth.

2. Substrate: Plant in a nutrient-rich substrate to support healthy growth. The use of root tabs or liquid fertilizers can supplement the substrate with essential nutrients.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: This plant benefits from a medium to high level of CO2 supplementation. Ensure a consistent supply of essential nutrients, including micronutrients, through the use of a comprehensive liquid fertilizer.

4. Pruning: Regular pruning is beneficial to control the plant's size and shape. Trimming the top portions encourages lateral growth, creating a bushier appearance.

5. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C), a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5, and moderate water hardness.

6. Placement: Hygrophila sp. "Snake" is suitable for midground or background placement in aquariums. Its sinuous stems can add a dynamic and visually intriguing element to aquascapes.

7. Propagation: Propagate through cuttings or side shoots. Healthy stems can be cut and replanted in the substrate, or side shoots can be separated and planted independently.

8. Challenges: Considered moderately challenging, Hygrophila sp. "Snake" demands attention to lighting, CO2 supplementation, and nutrient levels to thrive. Proper care results in a captivating and rewarding addition to the aquarium.

With its snake-like growth pattern and elongated leaves, Hygrophila sp. "Snake" introduces a sense of movement and fascination to freshwater aquariums. While it may require a bit more care, the visual impact it brings makes it a sought-after choice for aquarists looking to create visually dynamic and unique aquatic landscapes.



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