Nomaphila stricta

  • Stock: 6 units in stock
  • Dimensions: up to 50cm
  • Model: P2020970
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Known also as the Giant hygrophila the Nomaphila stricta originates from Southeast Asia. Reaching heights of up to 50cm each plant can grow leaves up to 12cm long and 4 cm wide!!! Each long pointed leaf will be a deep purple green colour protruding from thick green stems.

This plant will look best planted in three or fours and amongst rocks or wood.

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by mike f.
Arrived quickly in good condition, plant is thriving

by Les C.
The plants arrived earlier than I thought and were in good condition! After planting they have noticeably grown already in just a couple of days!! So I am really pleased with the purchase and will buy from aqua essentials again!

by Colin C.
Brought 10 of these lovely well looked after plants. Well packed and still very moist would recommend these guys for plants & service, thank 5* ????

by John R.
Nice plant with plenty of foliage

by Karen M.
Very good quality plant and the fish are loving it .

by Andy P.
Very pleased with these. Big healthy plants that arrived well packed and in less than a week already have aquatic leaves.

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whats the best way of trimming it when it gets too big? (where on the plant)

Chop it in half. Simple as that.

My plant seems to have died off quickly. I used root tabs when planted in sand. What can I do to revive it? Also have LED lights on for 7.5hours per day. Thank you


Which liquid fertilisers are you using?

What about substrate?

Substrate is sand. And I’m using Nutri Caps Root ferilizer from my local maindenhead aquatics.


Your plants are not accessing the root tabs yet so they have no food available - this is why they’re dying. Combined with LED lighting, they’ll not last long.

use Neutro T and Neutro CO2 as liquid fertilisers to get them back on track

Why is the LED lighting no good? Every fish shop is recommending them? Thank you for your help.


LEDs are great - just very powerful for plants. Powerful lighting like LEDs mean you need more fertilisers and more CO2 in order to create a balance.


I can control the brightness on mine with the app! I know I’m a geek. Would you recommend dimming them down to suit the plants? Sorry for the questions I’m new at this but really don’t want fake plants.


Yes dim them

How much liquid co2 would be safe to add to a reasonably plant stocked aquarium. I have a 500l community tank. At the moment I’m adding 10ml using easylife easycarbo.


Stick to recommendation on bottle

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