Hygrophila corymbosa ‘stricta’ – This decorative, undemanding Hygrophila is labeled by aquarium plant nurseries as Hygrophila corymbosa ‘stricta’, mistakenly also “Hygrophila guanensis” or “H. guyanensis”. It resembles Hygrophila corymbosa “Siamensis” but differs by more red brown coloration, especially under intense lighting.
Hygrophila corymbosa “Stricta” manages with medium lighting and hard water, however a good nutrient supply is beneficial. Especially potassium deficiency leads to perforated older leaves in Hygrophilas. This stem plant is easily propagated by cuttings.
With its upright, strong stems and large leaves, this Hygrophila looks best as a group in the midground to background of larger tanks. It is also suited for “plant streets” in Dutch style aquariums. It can also be used as a half-emersed plant in open tanks where its nice purple flowers can be expected.
Just like fish, living plants do best when they are kept in an aquarium that best suits their needs. Selecting live plants that share common water conditions will minimize problems and make it easier for you to maintain and keep your aquarium in tip top shape. We want your plant to thrive and become a favorite part of your tank. Do research before purchasing and be sure to choose plants that are suitable for your aquarium so you will get the most out of your new addition.
Our plants are grown emersed and may not look great on arrival especially if they have travelled for a few days to reach you. Please get the plants some light and transplant into your tank as soon as possible for best results.