Common Name: Temple Mint
Plant Use: Background
Difficulty Level: Easy
Light Demand: Low
Co2 Demand: Low
Fertilizer Demand: Low
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Description: Hygrophila corymbosa, also known as Temple Plant or Giant Hygrophila, is a stately and robust stem plant renowned for its tall, graceful stems and finely serrated leaves. Originating from Southeast Asia, this species belongs to the Acanthaceae family and is popular among aquarists for its ability to create lush, dense backgrounds in freshwater aquariums. With its impressive height and rich green foliage, Hygrophila corymbosa adds a touch of aquatic elegance to aquascapes.
- Scientific Name: Hygrophila corymbosa
- Family: Acanthaceae
- Origin: Southeast Asia
- Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
- 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
1. Lighting: Hygrophila corymbosa is adaptable to a wide range of lighting conditions, from low to high. Higher light levels promote 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 and creates 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 corymbosa is ideal for midground or background placement in aquariums. Its tall and majestic stems make it a fantastic 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 corymbosa is well-suited for beginners. Its adaptability and low maintenance requirements make it a versatile choice for different aquarium setups.
With its regal stature and lush foliage, Hygrophila corymbosa is a go-to choice for aquarists aiming to create impressive backgrounds in freshwater aquariums. Its ease of care and ability to thrive in various conditions contribute to its popularity among both beginners and experienced hobbyists.