Hygrophila corymbosa is a common stem plant in Southeast Asia. There are several varieties, each of which has a different leaf shape. Emersed leaves are usually much darker than those under the water. Giant Hygro is a good beginner plant for the background. Rapid growth means that excess nutrients are removed, eliminating the food source for any algae. As soon as the shoots reach the water’s surface they should be trimmed back to half their length. We also recommend staggering the stems in by their heigh
Hygrophila corymbosa care sheet:
Origin: SE Asia
Height: up to 50 cm (growth rate is fast)
Lighting: high to medium
Water: 22-28C, pH 5-8, hardness – very soft to very hard, CO2 – 20-30 mg/l
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