Hygrophila Corymbosa Compact


3 small plants.

Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compact' is a popular aquarium plant known for its lush, compact growth habit and vibrant green foliage:

1. **Appearance:** Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compact' features compact and densely packed foliage with vibrant green leaves. The leaves are lance-shaped and relatively small compared to the standard Hygrophila corymbosa.

2. **Growth Habit:** This plant has an upright growth habit, and it tends to grow more compactly than the regular Hygrophila corymbosa. It forms a bushy appearance, making it suitable for midground or background placement in the aquarium.

3. **Lighting:** It does well in moderate to high lighting conditions. In lower light, it may grow more slowly and become leggy.

4. **CO2 and Nutrients:** While it can grow in low-tech setups, providing carbon dioxide (CO2) supplementation and a balanced liquid fertilizer will promote healthier growth and more vibrant coloration. 

5. **Water Parameters:**
- **Temperature:** It thrives in a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C).
- **pH:** Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level, typically between 6.0 and 7.5.
- **Hardness:** It tolerates a wide range of water hardness.

6. **Maintenance:** Regular pruning is required to keep the plant compact and to encourage bushy growth. Trim the upper shoots to control its height and maintain its shape.

7. **Substrate:** Plant it in a nutrient-rich substrate, which will provide essential nutrients to support its growth.

8. **Propagation:** Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compact' can be propagated by taking cuttings and replanting them. Ensure that each cutting has roots attached.

Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compact' is a popular choice for aquascapers and aquarium enthusiasts looking to add an attractive, bushy plant to their aquariums. Its compact growth habit, vibrant green color, and relatively undemanding care requirements make it a versatile and appealing addition to planted tanks. With the right conditions and regular maintenance, it can thrive and enhance the aesthetics of your aquatic environment.

Customer Reviews

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Beautiful plant! So happy and adds color!