Scientific name: Synnema triflorum
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 30 - 45 cm (11.81 - 17.72 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 20 - 27 °C (68 - 80.6°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): South Asia
How fast these plants grow: Fast
Recommended substrate: Gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Background
South Asia; they are found in India, Thailand and Malaysia.
This plant is propagated by taking cuttings from the side shoots of the mother plant. When the cuttings are removed, break off the bottom two pairs of leaves to reveal a length of bare stem. This can now be placed carefully into the substrate taking care not to crush the stem. In a few weeks the cuttings will develop a root system to create new plants.
This plant also comes under the name of Hygrophila difformis and makes a great addition to the aquarium. It has large leaves so the stems should not be planted too closely together as they do require a lot of room to spread out. The substrate needs to be full of nutrients and an iron based fertiliser needs to added after every water change. They will also benefit from the addition of a CO2 system to the aquarium.