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Hygrophila sp. Araguaia
  • Hygrophila sp. Araguaia

Hygrophila sp. Araguaia

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Common Name: Hygrophila "Tiger"

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. "Araguaia" is an eye-catching aquatic plant known for its vibrant reddish-brown foliage and unique leaf shape. Belonging to the Acanthaceae family, this species hails from the Araguaia River in Brazil. It has gained popularity among aquarists for its distinct appearance, adding a splash of color to freshwater aquariums. The leaves of "Araguaia" are lanceolate and arranged in an alternating pattern along the stems, creating a visually appealing and dynamic aquatic display.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Hygrophila sp. "Araguaia"
  • Family: Acanthaceae
  • Origin: Araguaia River, Brazil
  • 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: "Araguaia" thrives in medium to high lighting conditions. Adequate light promotes the development of its characteristic reddish coloration.

2. Substrate: Plant in a nutrient-rich substrate to support healthy growth. The use of root tabs or a nutrient-rich substrate is recommended for optimal development.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: This plant benefits from a medium to high level of CO2 supplementation. Regular dosing of a comprehensive liquid fertilizer ensures the availability of essential nutrients.

4. Pruning: Regular pruning helps maintain the desired shape and prevents the plant from becoming too dense. Trimming the top portions encourages lateral growth and 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: "Araguaia" is suitable for midground or background placement in aquariums. Its distinct reddish coloration makes it a focal point in 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. "Araguaia" requires attention to lighting, CO2 levels, and nutrient supplementation for optimal growth. With proper care, it rewards aquarists with a stunning display of reddish aquatic foliage.

Hygrophila sp. "Araguaia" is a visually striking plant that adds a touch of elegance and color to freshwater aquariums. Its unique leaf structure and captivating reddish hues make it a sought-after choice for aquarists aiming to create vibrant and dynamic underwater landscapes.



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