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Hygrophila pinnatifida

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Hygrophila pinnatifida

Post by guppyguy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:57 pm

Hygrophila pinnatifida originates from India. It obtains brown, patched leaves on the surface with a distinctive burgundy color underneath. It creates horizontal side shoots and the top shoots should be pinched out in order to maintain compact and attractive growth. Growth is moderate, stems 15-40 cm tall and 10-20 cm wide, and the color is attractive when planted in small groups with a plain background. Intense lighting ensures compact growth due to the plant's slow to medium growth rate.

This plant grows weird and holds my fascination. I wouldn't recommended for beginners. Here is some info not found readily available for this plant. It has 2 forms of growth underwater. Tall stems that like substrate and runners that will grow on rocks and driftwood. If anyone buys this plant in any form (potted, tall stem, runner) I would recommend planting it in a mineral rich substrate and plant under direct light. If growth on wood or rocks is preferred I recommend allowing any new plant take root in substrate next to that object then let the new runners climb itself onto the log or rock. Just attaching this plant to the log or rock minimizes success. I've never been able to achieve growth just by attaching straight to a hard surface. A very beautiful and unique plant.  Wink 

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Re: Hygrophila pinnatifida

Post by alexmtl on Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:11 pm

Thanks guppyguy. Very interesting plant ! Thanks for the insight and personal comments based upon your experience with this plant.
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Post by guppyguy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:34 pm

@alexmtl wrote:Thanks guppyguy. Very interesting plant ! Thanks for the insight and personal comments based upon your experience with this plant.

No problem Alex. This is one of those attention grabber plants in a tank.

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