Hygrophila pinnatifida has beautiful olive to brown leaves, often patched with red on the top side and with a distinguishing maroon color beneath. It creates horizontal side shoots that easily attach to both wood and rock. While it can be planted in the substrate, it looks best attached to wood or rock, Hygrophila pinnatifida has a slow to medium growth rate. Good lighting lighting, good nutrition and supplemental CO2 guarantees strong growth. Higher light will make it redder. The plant should be trimmed regularly to maintain small, lacy leaves. If allowed to get too large, it becomes stemmy, and the leaves are less attractive.
This is a plant that changes significantly from emersed to submersed growth. When this plant arrives as emersed grown stems, the leaves will be quite large. As it adapts to under water growth, the leaves become smaller, delicate and more decorative.
Common Name: None
Family Name: Acanthaceae
Native To: India
Lighting: Medium to high
Requirements: Good cultural care with supplemental CO2 and good ntrition will give the best results
Growth Form: Stem
Growth Rate: Medium
True Aquatic: Yes
Placement in Tank: If trimmed regularly, it is very adaptable. If left to grow, needs space at the back
Available As: Bunch