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Hygrophila Guianensis
  • Hygrophila Guianensis

Hygrophila Guianensis

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Common Name: Giant Mint Short Leaf

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Medium

Light Demand: Medium

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 guianensis, commonly known as Giant Hygrophila or Willow Hygrophila, is a graceful stem plant admired for its tall and slender stems, along with its finely serrated leaves. Native to South America, this species belongs to the Acanthaceae family and is a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts for its elegant appearance and ease of care. With its vibrant green foliage and impressive height, Hygrophila guianensis can add a touch of vertical beauty to freshwater aquariums.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Hygrophila guianensis
  • Family: Acanthaceae
  • Origin: South America
  • 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: Hygrophila guianensis is adaptable to a wide range of lighting conditions, from low to high. Higher light levels encourage compact growth and intensify the green coloration of the leaves.

2. Substrate: Plant in a nutrient-rich substrate to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth. The use of root tabs or liquid fertilizers can enhance the nutrient content in the substrate.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: While it can thrive in low to medium CO2 environments, supplementing with CO2 can boost growth. Regular dosing of a complete liquid fertilizer ensures the plant receives necessary nutrients.

4. Pruning: Regular pruning is beneficial to maintain the desired shape and prevent the plant from becoming too leggy. 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: Hygrophila guianensis is suitable for midground or background placement in aquariums. Its tall, slender stems make it an excellent choice for adding vertical interest to aquascapes.

7. Propagation: Propagate through cuttings or side shoots. Cut healthy stems and replant them in the substrate, or allow the plant to produce side shoots that can be separated and replanted.

8. Challenges: Considered an easy-to-care-for plant, Hygrophila guianensis is well-suited for beginners. Its adaptability and fast growth make it a versatile choice for various aquarium setups.

With its tall and slender form, Hygrophila guianensis brings an element of grace to freshwater aquariums. Whether used as a background plant or to create a lush midground, this species contributes to the overall beauty and natural feel of planted aquascapes.



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