Hygrophila angustifolia

Hygrophila angustifolia

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Hygrophila Angustifolia

Add a touch of natural elegance to your aquarium with Hygrophila Angustifolia. This versatile and hardy aquatic plant is known for its long, slender leaves and vibrant green color. Perfect for both beginners and experienced aquarists, Hygrophila Angustifolia enhances the aesthetic appeal and ecological balance of your freshwater aquarium.

Key Features:

1. Graceful, Slender Leaves: Hygrophila Angustifolia features long, narrow leaves that sway gently with the water currents, creating a serene and natural look in your aquarium. Its vibrant green foliage adds a refreshing burst of color to your aquatic landscape.

2. Versatile Planting Options: This plant is adaptable and can be used in various aquascaping styles. It works well as a background plant due to its height, providing a lush backdrop for other plants and aquatic life.

3. Fast Growth: Known for its rapid growth rate, Hygrophila Angustifolia quickly fills out the aquarium, offering ample hiding spots and shelter for fish and invertebrates. Its fast growth helps to outcompete algae, contributing to a healthier tank environment.

4. Low Maintenance: Hygrophila Angustifolia is easy to care for and thrives in a wide range of water conditions. Its hardiness makes it an excellent choice for aquarists of all skill levels, requiring minimal maintenance to keep it looking its best.

5. Natural Filtration: This plant helps improve water quality by absorbing excess nutrients, reducing nitrate levels, and contributing to the overall health of your aquarium ecosystem.

Care Instructions:

  • Lighting: Moderate to high lighting is ideal for promoting robust growth and vibrant leaf coloration. Under higher light, the plant will grow more densely.
  • Water Parameters: Prefers temperatures between 72-82°F (22-28°C) and a pH range of 6.0-7.5. It can adapt to various water hardness levels.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is recommended to support healthy growth, although it can thrive in a variety of substrate types.
  • Fertilization: Regular liquid fertilization will enhance growth and maintain vibrant foliage. CO2 supplementation is beneficial but not necessary.
  • Propagation: Propagation is simple through stem cuttings. Cut a healthy stem and replant it in the substrate to encourage new growth.

Maximum Size: Hygrophila Angustifolia can grow up to 12-20 inches (30-50 cm) tall, making it suitable for medium to large aquariums.

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