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.