Hygrophila polysperma ‘Rosanervig’
Scientific name: Hygrophila polysperma ‘Rosanervig’
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 50 cm (7.87 - 19.69 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.1 - 7.7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 18°N (89.29 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 20 - 26 °C (68 - 78.8°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): Cultivated form / Hybrid
How fast these plants grow: Fast
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Medium
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Background
This is a cultivar of Hygrophila Polysperma.
Cuttings; simply take a cutting from the mother plant and remove the bottom leaves. This can then be placed into the substrate taking care not to crush the stem. In a short time the cutting will produce roots and a new plant is formed. Ensure that the cuttings receive plenty of nutrients in the water to promote quicker root growth.
This is a very adaptable plant, with medium lighting the growth rate is still fast, use bright lighting and the leaves will turn pink and add colour to your tank. It is an excellent plant for beginners; its growth rate can be so fast that it has been classed as an invasive plant in some countries.Also known as Sunset hygrophila.Picture provided by Oliver.