Hygrophila corymbosa

Hygrophila corymbosa is a deservedly popular aquarium plant that has large green leaves.  Newer leaves of Hygrophila corymbosa display some purple colors in the submerged growth. Plant Hygrophila corymbosa in the background areas of the aquarium, because it can get big.  If allowed to grow out of the water at the back of the aquarium, it might surprise you with small but pretty purple flowers.  Many different varieties of Hygrophila corymbosa have been created over the years and are available to the aquarium trade. 

Common Name:     Giant Hygro, Temple plant

Family Name:          Acanthaceae

Native To:                Southeast Asia

Lighting:                  Moderate

Requirements:          Undemanding

Growth Form:           Stem

Growth Rate:            Fast

True Aquatic:            Yes

Placement in Tank:   Background

Available As:             Bunch plant