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Hygrophila Polysperma Live Plant Bunched

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Hygrophila Polysperma


Hygrophila polysperma, Indian Swampweed, is one of the hardiest aquarium plants. The size of the leaves differ depending on where it is growing. It is popular because it needs very little to grow or indeed thrive in an aquarium. So much so that, if it fails to do well in your fish tank, you know that your water needs serious attention!

Hygrophila will grow very quickly and can be cultivated easily - simply snip the healthy top and plant in your substrate. It requires no fertiliser or C02, substrate is optional. It is suitable for use in aquariums with herbivorous fish as supplemental vegetable food.

Supplied loose in a bunch (no pot)
Photo is for illustrative purposes only.

Positioning: Midground/Background
Origin: Southeast Asia
Habitat: Marshes and bogs
Growth rate: Fast
Supplied height: approx 15cm / 6"
Max height in cm: 40cm / 15"
Ideal temp: 22-28 degrees celcius
Ideal pH: 6.0-8.0
Light demand: Moderate to bright
CO2 demand: Low

Please note: whilst every effort is made to prevent or remove snails and snail eggs, we do not use copper treatments in our systems (because copper is also harmful to shrimp) so cannot absolutely guarantee snail-free. If you are concerned about snails, we recommended that you dip your plants in a snail preventative solution, such as Esha Gastropex, prior to adding to your aquarium. We do not recommend buying treated plants, or administering copper or anti-snail treatments if you have shrimp in your aquarium. Snails are perfectly safe in an aquarium and will not harm your fish.