Hygrophila pinnatifida originates from India. It obtains brown, patched leaves on the surface with a distinctive burgundy colour underneath. It creates horizontal side shoots and the top shoots should be pinched out to maintain compact and attractive growth. The horizontal side shoots easily attach to both wood and rocks. The colour is attractive when planted in small groups with a plain background. Intense lighting ensures compact growth due to the plant's slow to medium growth rate and the stronger the light, the more colorful the plant becomes. See pictures.
This plant can be used as a foreground plant by cutting the stem short or a midground plant by keeping the stem longer. It is shipped with a longer stem, approx. 5" tall.
Plant Family: Acanthaceae
Growth Rate: Slow - Medium
You are buying one bunch, 3 or more stems
Plant Weight included with all bunched plants.
Stem plants are usually cuttings of plants that normally don't come with roots. This is how stem plants are sold in the aquatic plant industry although many times my stem plants may come with roots because I have been growing them out. All stem plants come with a plant weight that holds the plant in place and is safe for your tank.
To plant just let the weight lay on your substrate and the stems will grow roots throughout your substrate. You can also plant the tips, about 1/4" in your substrate if you prefer.
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