Description: A very unique plant, Hygrophila Pinnatifida can be grown with its roots submerged in the substrate or as a rhizome plant whereby its roots will attach to hardscaping material. Depending on the conditions it is kept in, its leaves range from a neutral green to purple to red. Typically, the more favourable the conditions, the redder it will grow. If trimmed often enough this plant can be kept in nano aquariums, but if left unkept it will grow large, shading leaves with thick stems. It is worth noting that this plant is often considered a 'potassium hog'. If you notice holes in your plants leaves this will likely be the cause. Try increasing the amount of potassium in your fertiliser regime.
Difficulty: As with all aquarium plants, Co2 injection and appropriate fertilisation are recommended for optimal health and growth. This plant can be kept in low-tech aquaria but it will grow at an incredibly slow rate with green leaves.
Emersed Growth: The emersed growth of Hygrophila Pinnatifida can be quite tricky. The plant can have troubles converting between forms but is certainly not impossible. The emersed growth is very slow and tends to be more compact with tighter and smaller leaves.
Temperature: 15 - 28°C
- pH: 6.4 - 7.6
- Growth Rate: Slow - Medium
- Lighting Requirements: Medium
- Co2 Injection: Recommended
- Origin: India
Sold as: 3 Cuttings (Shown in 1st image)