Hygrophila polysperma (Indian Swampweed)

  • Stock: 7 units in stock
  • 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 Tom M. on 18/4/2020

Arrived in tip top condition - very happy

by Darren J. on 16/4/2020

Plant arrived in great condition, and planted and growing well

by Janet M. on 15/4/2020

Plants arrived quickly, well packaged and very healthy. Planted them and they are looking fantastic in my newest aquarium. Very reasonable price for a fantastic product! Will definitely buy from here again.

by Stuart L. on 3/4/2020

Order came earlier than expected, well packaged and protected. Plants looked in pristine condition (as advertised) and are establishing well in my tank, thanks to the tips received for achieving best results! Many thanks for the continued support and knowledge shared!

by Michael W. on 8/3/2020

This is the first plant I have bought that is not created in the lab, where the snail etc free is guaranteed. I'm pleased to say two weeks in and still no snails, so super chuffed with that. I know that aquaessentials have great quality plants, but now and if I end up with a fourth tank, I will be less nervous about selecting other plants that are not grown in a lab. The plant itself was about 10cm or so heigh with probably 6 or more stems. They were in great condition and within a few days at the top of the tank. I then trimmed them quite aggressively as I have them in a 25cm height tank, and now they are taking a lot longer to grow, which is great. Very happy with it.

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.

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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.

Hi, when will this be back in stock



When will this be back in stock?



I received a notification stating that this product is back in stock, but it isn't. When will this be back in stock?


 it was then sold out again. More due every Thursday 

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