ABC PLANTS - Hygrophila polysperma 'India red'
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A slightly redder variation of the classic Dwarf Hygro (Hygrophila polysperma), our Hygrophila polysperma 'Indian Red' is a great plant for any aquarium as it is beautiful and one of the least demanding plants in the entire hobby. It is normally a green plant but this cultivar will develop a beautiful reddish coloration in strong lighting.
Dwarf Hygro will grow and thrive in virtually any conditions and makes a great plant for a first time planted aquarium. It's also a fast growing, beautiful plant and makes a excellent addition to any aquascape.
If you are looking for a great first plant or a plant to help clean your water while providing a more comfortable, natural habitat for your fish and shrimp, you really can't go wrong with this plant provided that it's allowed where you live and you agree to keep it out of any natural bodies of water and to dispose of unwanted cuttings properly!
Difficulty: Very Easy
Size: Maximum of 60cm in height - usually smaller. Prune for 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
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.