Hygrophila Stricta also known as Hygrophila Compact is a great low growing freshwater plant that does well from low light to high light tanks. If the plant is placed under highlight, the leaves will take on a reddish color as seen in the picture to the left. As with many aquatic plants the stronger the light stronger, the shorter the plants will stay. In low light tanks, aquatic plants tend to grow towards the light which produces taller plants.
Light Needs: Low
Location: Southeast Asia
Size: stem width 6 inches (15cm)
Growth Rate: slow to moderate
You are buying one potted plant,
Potted plants are better to start with then "bunched" plants as they have their entire root system intact which makes them less likely to go into shock when transplanted in your aquarium.
Potted plants are started in rock wool. To plant remove as much rock wool as possible. Most of the rock wool will pull off. If you have any left and want it off, shake the plants gently by holding it by the roots and shaking in water. Leaving some rock wool will help anchor the plant in your substrate.
Only plant the root in your substrate, not any of the plant itself or this can cause melting or shock. For more information on planting and caring for your plants, please go here