3 stems.   

Hygro Cherry Leaf is an insanely easy plant to grow!


Here are general care requirements for Hygrophila species. 

**1. Lighting:**
- Provide moderate to high lighting. Hygrophila species typically thrive in well-lit aquariums.

**2. Substrate:**
- Plant in a nutrient-rich substrate. Many Hygrophila varieties benefit from a substrate with added nutrients. Consider using aquarium soil or adding root tabs.

**3. CO2 Injection:**
- While not always mandatory, providing a source of CO2 can enhance growth, especially in setups with higher light. However, many Hygrophila varieties can grow well without additional CO2.

**4. Fertilization:**
- Regularly dose a balanced liquid fertilizer. Hygrophila plants are often moderate to heavy feeders and benefit from regular nutrient supplementation.

**5. Water Parameters:**
- Maintain stable and optimal water conditions.
- Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
- pH: 6.0-7.5
- Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water is suitable.

**6. Water Flow:**
- Provide gentle to moderate water circulation. Avoid strong currents that might stress the plants.

**7. Pruning:**
- Regular pruning can encourage bushier growth and maintain an attractive appearance. Trim the stems as needed.

**8. Tank Mates:**
- Hygrophila plants are generally compatible with a variety of tank mates. They can provide hiding places for fish and contribute to the overall aesthetics of the aquarium.

**9. Propagation:**
- Many Hygrophila species can be propagated through cuttings. Simply trim a healthy portion and replant it in the substrate.

**10. Monitoring:**
- Keep an eye on the overall health of your Hygrophila plants. Look for signs of nutrient deficiencies, pests, or diseases.