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Hygrophila Polysperma
  • Hygrophila Polysperma

Hygrophila Polysperma

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Common Name: Polysperma Green

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Easy

Light Demand: Low

Co2 Demand: Low

Fertilizer Demand: Low

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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 polysperma, commonly known as Water Wisteria, is a popular and adaptable stem plant originating from Southeast Asia. Belonging to the Acanthaceae family, it is highly valued in the aquarium hobby for its hardiness, rapid growth, and attractive feathery foliage. Water Wisteria is characterized by its finely dissected leaves that resemble the foliage of terrestrial wisteria, adding a touch of elegance to freshwater aquariums.

Plant Information:

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

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Water Wisteria is highly adaptable to various lighting conditions, ranging from low to high. It can thrive in low-light setups but benefits from moderate to high light for more compact growth and intense green coloration.

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

3. CO2 and Nutrients: While it can thrive in low to medium CO2 environments, supplementing with CO2 can enhance growth. Regular dosing of a complete liquid fertilizer provides the necessary nutrients for robust development.

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 soft to moderately hard water.

6. Placement: Water Wisteria is suitable for midground or background placement in aquariums. Its tall, feathery stems can add a vertical element to aquascapes, and it can also be used as a floating plant.

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: Hygrophila polysperma is considered an easy-to-care-for plant, making it suitable for beginners. Its adaptability and resilience make it a versatile choice for various aquarium setups.

Water Wisteria's rapid growth and undemanding nature make it an ideal choice for aquarists looking to add lush greenery to their aquariums. Its ability to thrive in diverse conditions and its aesthetic appeal contribute to its popularity in both beginner and experienced hobbyist tanks.



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