Hygrophila corymbosa - Giant hygro - Temple plant - NITRATE BUSTER

Hygrophila corymbosa - Giant hygro - Temple plant - NITRATE BUSTER

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Hygrophila corymbosa has long, narrow pointy leaves, which are an average of 3 to 5 inches. If left grown, the height of the plant can reach up to 24 inches. The leaves are bright green to dark green and quite dense if the plant is kept in proper conditions. Giant Hygro is fast-growing, so this plant can be used as a cycling plant as it does excellent taking in extra nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia.

 Giant Hygro is very popular in Dutch aquaria for their full appearance and in cichlid tanks for their ability to adapt to a broad range of water parameters.  

Many plants if kept under intense light, the leaves will take on a red or pinkish hue. See pictures to the left.

NOTE: When planting this plant, it is advised to plant each stem separate so light can get to the bottom of each stem.


Species: Hygrophila corymbosa
Geo. Location: Thailand, India, Malaysia, Indonesia
PH: 6.5 - 7.5
Temperature: 72 - 83F
Water Hardness: 2 - 15 DH
Lighting Requirements: Moderate
Difficulty: Moderate

You are buying one bunch, approx — three or more stems that are averaging 10" tall.
Plants weight included with all bunched plants.

Planting Instructions

Stem plants are usually cuttings of plants that generally 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.

Please go here for more information on planting. 

5 Stars
Amazing quality plant
Ordered this plant from PAC as I have ordered from them before and I was extremely happy with those orders and again was very pleased with what I got when this arrived as well. The quality and size of this plant is incredible and was very healthy. Not to mention the quantity was very generous. Packaging and shipping was great, very fast and very affordable and can't be beat. I couldn't be happier with my purchases and recommend this plant and this business to anyone. They have gained my regular business no doubt. Thanks PAC!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Dallas, Texas. on 3/11/2014
5 Stars
I expected the plant to be exactly like the picture. Was definetly alot taller, but that is explained in the description. Beautiful plant, and almost looks fake. Overall happy with the purchase.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from san antonio, TX. on 11/1/2013
5 Stars
i ordered and received this plant about 6 weeks ago and i love it the stems were about 8 to 9 inches tall when i received them but have quickly grown a few inches since then. also take notice about planting the stems a bit apart, i made the mistake of planting it in a bunch and several of the lower leaves fell off, but once i separated them it began to grow new ones a few days later
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from florida. on 3/17/2014
5 Stars
Love it!
Like others have said, I didn't expect it to come quite so tall, but it still looks awesome. My Serpae Tetras LOVE this plant. They hang around under it all the time!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from New York. on 12/24/2013
5 Stars
Great plant!
Received this plant from PAC and it is such a lovely plant! Grows like crazy under good lighting and good soil!
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Reviewed by:  from Green Cove Springs FL. on 10/13/2013
5 Stars
Very Pleased
Plants arrived hardy and grow like crazy regardless of water or light conditions. Super easy to propagate. Started with 5 or so and have taken cuttings and now have about 25 plants that have a strong root system. A little Excel twice a week won't hurt but not necessary.
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Reviewed by:  from Illinois. on 10/25/2014
5 Stars
Very impressed with this plant and just with this site overall! I got 2 bunches and both were very green and thriving upon arrival. They are going to look great in my tank!
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Reviewed by:  from Travelers Rest. on 4/23/2018
5 Stars
I believe this variety is 'Stricta', my favorite. Took me a while to find it, I usually get trimmings from hobbyists but nobody seems to grow it anymore since the arrival of 'angustifolia' and all the newer, rarer stems. Mine arrived in great condition, showing lots of pink right out of the box. Very healthy and more than expected.
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Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 5/4/2017
2 Stars
Hygrophila corymbosa
for some reason i can't seem to keep this one alive it always melts to the grown i get it in great condition but won't last more then a week
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from fort polk LA. on 5/20/2014
5 Stars
Nice tall plant
Another nice tall, green healthy plant. One stem had a small root already growing. Looking forward to this plant taking off.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Georgia. on 2/11/2019

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