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Part Number:stricta01

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.


Hardiness: Easy
Light Needs: Low
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Hygrophila
Region: Asia
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.

Planting Instructions

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



4 Stars
Very attractive
This is a very nice, very attractive plant that's developed a bright green color in my tank. Unfortunately, I misplaced it, putting it in the back thinking it would grow an inch or two larger. Instead, under my Planted + LED, it's stayed short and bushy. I may move it. Still it's quite lovely and was easy to plant. My only negative is that it seems a bit brittle: I often find leaves or a stem portion broken off and stuck to the filter intake. That's a minor complaint, though. Highly recommended for fore- or mid-ground use.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Culver City. on 6/5/2016
5 Stars
Nice & Compact
Just received this in a large order. As always, packaging was superb and shipping was fast. This plant arrived healthy and, although not near as full as the picture, I have no doubt that it will flourish in its new environment. The leaves are green with a slight reddish tint to the edges and undersides. This makes a wonderful mid-ground plant in my 20g tank and I assume it would do well as a foreground in larger tanks. Yet another wonderful product from PAC!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Utah. on 9/12/2014
5 Stars
Great Foreground Plant
I originally bought 5 of these plants and was very pleased and bought 5 more. Good root system, no die back and no CO2 needed. Delivery was fast and the plants arrived green and healthy.
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Reviewed by:  from Mchenry Il. . on 8/31/2018

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