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Hygrophila polysperma

Indian water star, Dwarf Hygrophila

(Southeast Asia)

Aquarium UseBackground Hygrophila polysperma
Growth RateFast
Difficulty LevelEasy
Temperature15-30oC (59-86oF)
Water ChemistryNot critical
SubstratePlain gravel
PropagationBy cuttings
CommentsAn undemanding and popular aquarium plant which will thrive in a variety of conditions. In bright light this plant will grow very quickly and will need to be pruned regularly. Allow enough space between individual plants to allow the light to penetrate. Leaves turn reddish close to bright light sources, and varieties that show more reddish leaves have been cultivated.


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