ABC PLANTS - Hygrophila polysperma "Rosanervig"

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A beautiful variation of the classic Dwarf Hygro (Hygrophila polysperma), Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig' is an absolutely stunning plant that will develop a striking appearance in the aquarium with light veins and a yellow - orange coloration under normal circumstances and a wonderful rosy-red appearance under high lighting.

Hygrophila “Rosanervig' is an undemanding plant that can be grown in virtually any conditions and makes a great plant for any aquarium due to its striking appearance, simple requirements, fast growth and natural tendency to branch out in an attractive fashion.

 

When high lighting and CO2 is added to the equation, this plant really shows off its stuff with beautiful pink to red foliage. This makes the plant a great choice for any aquascaper as it starts out simple and easy but grows with your skill level and equipment.  

 

Because of its fast growth rate, like most variations of Hygrophila polysperma, H. “Rosanervig' is absolutely fantastic for practical considerations. It is excellent for cleaning your water of nitrates, phosphates and heavy metals, making your aquarium a much healthier and more natural environment for fish  and shrimp as well as deterring algae outbreaks.

 

Like its close relatives, Hygrophila “Rosanervig' grows well in cold-water aquariums and is tough and fast growing enough to be kept with goldfish.

 

If you are looking for a great first plant, an easy red plant or want to grow yet another cultivar of the venerable Hygrophila  polysperma family, you really can't go wrong provided that it's allowed where you live.

 

QUICK NOTES:
Difficulty: Very Easy
Type: Stem 
Size: Normally 20-30cm in height - can be taller or shorter based on how you prune it. Even a simple trimming will result in shorter, denser growth.
Position and Usage: Midground to background. Naturally branching and bushy growth habit makes it an incredibly versatile plant for any aquascape.
Growth Rate: Fast to very fast
Lighting: 2/5 - 5/5
Water Conditions: pH of 5 - 8, soft to moderately hard water, temperatures of 18 - 28 °C
CO2: Not required but useful for inducing red foliage along with high lighting
Propagation: Stem clippings
Special requirements: Good quality substrate and fertilization is appreciated. Extra Iron will enable the best red coloration in this cultivar.

 

INVASIVE SPECIES INFORMATION: Restricted in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas and South Carolina along with U.S. Federal regulations. While unrestricted in Canada, this plant (along with any other aquatic plant) should never ever be released into any natural waterway and excess cuttings should be disposed properly either by trading them with your local fish store for credit or by sealing them in a plastic bag and disposing in the garbage. Keep our natural freswater ecosystems healthy. More information in the detailed description. 

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