Hygrophila polysperma (Indian Swampweed)

  • Dimensions: up to 50cm
  • Model: P2020750
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Hygrophila polysperma is one the easiest plants to grow, suited for beginners and new set ups as it just keeps growing whilst absorbing excess nutrients. Originating from India, the polysperma grow very fast and often need trimming. Under good lighting the shoot will turn a reddish-brown.

When planting this plant in the substrate try using 2 or 3 rocks to surround the stem, this will highlight the plant and help bring out the colour.

by Andrew P. on 24/12/2019

One of the ONLY plants that will grow in a completely unsupplemented low-tech aquarium with very little maintenance. Will grow very slowly when planted in smaller size (2mm) gravel, will grow less slowly in aquasoil. Pretty colour and form.

by Heather C. on 5/11/2019

Great plants as always. I have come back 3 times now for different plants

by Andrew P. on 2/11/2019

Good bomb-proof plant. Will grow (although slowly) in reasonable light with no added CO2 or fertiziler on a 3-4mm gravel substrate. Not many other plants can handle such stringent conditions. I subsequently overlayered the gravel with Tropica Aquarium Soil and have noticed increased rooting activity and growth, mostly in bushiness but also a little in height. Plant looks nice and had reddish tinged top leaves when grown in gravel that have changed to green now in soil. Excellent plant for complete beginners.

by Allan L. on 7/9/2019

Had many plants and other goods from aqua essentials a great service all plants healthy on arrival also had many tips that have made a big improvement to my tanks really recomend them to all plant buyers. Would not go anywhere else for all future plants 10 out of 10

by Emerson B. on 7/9/2019

the product arrived safely...but only 1 week ago so to soon to rate it but still alive and heathly

by Ben T. on 24/8/2019

Excellent plant, grows quite quickly and is very healthy.

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Do you stock the green and pink tiger stipe variation of Hygrophila polysperma potted? I would post an image link but it won't allow me to paste on my iPad, The closes image on Google search is the 16th and 33rd image in the image search results, The plant has lower green leaves and reddish pink top leaves.


this one? https://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/hygrophila-rosae-australis-p-5092.html

Oh, I see. didn't realise that variety was more demanding for maintenance and light, Cheers for the information.

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