African Green Hygro (Ammania gracilis)
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African Green Hygro (Ammania gracilis)


Common Name: African Green Hygro
Proper Name: Ammania gracilis
Category: Stem Plants
Temperature: 20 - 28 C
PH: 6.0 - 8.0
Lighting: Medium
Growth Rate: Medium
Difficulty: Medium
Position in Aquascape: Background
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Beautiful background plant. When this plant gets close to the surface it will put off more stems and the leaves will develop a red hue to them becoming a very attractive plant.Under the proper conditions this plant will grow upwards of 6" per week.
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East to grow fast growing plant. Will turn pink and dark red. When you prune or cut off the stem, you will see the white grainy interior. Smaller shoots will start growing from the stem cut off point but after a while the stem will turn black and die.
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For me this plant along with "Neseae" are harder to grow than pogostemon stellatus. I have 3WPG, 30ppm Co2, 1.4DKH 6.6pH 2.8GH eco-complete and AquaVitro liquid ferts and it is growing, but very slowly, I believe you need to have very acidic soil and soft acidic water-which I have, but my substrate may need to be more acidic and possibly shoot for 3.5-4.0WPG T5HO. My tank is a standard US 55 Gallon Long. I hope it keeps growing. Try aquasoil or adding peat to help the substrate become acidic.
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I swear this plant will grow in a toilet. Easiest plant I've ever kept. Needs iron supplements to get that nice red color but, holy-moly is it prolific!



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