Narrow Leaf Giant Hygro (Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis')
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Narrow Leaf Giant Hygro (Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis')


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Common Name: Narrow Leaf Giant Hygro
Proper Name: Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis'
Category: Stem Plants
Temperature: 20 - 27 C
PH: 5.0 - 8.0
Lighting: Very Low
Growth Rate: Very Fast
Difficulty: Easy
Origin: Thailand
Position in Aquascape: Background,Mid-Ground
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Very easy and fast growing. Needs trimming but will grow new leaves in days. Planted in ADA AquaSoil with JBL Florapur enriched basefert. Lightings bright and C02 DIY kit. Daron I have the wide leaved variety of this species. It has very sturdy stems and will easily grow out of the water. Make sure to trim the tops as well as thin it out regularly or it will drop the lower leaves. It also grows very sturdy roots to anchor in the gravel. It's the only stem plant my yoyo loaches haven't managed to dig up. It's growning great in every tank I own with lighting ranging from less than 1 wpg to 3 wpg. I love how the leaves near the surface/light turn a bit orange/pink. My bristlenose plecos love to lounge on the huge leaves too. Cillana
 
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very easy plant to grow, but hard to have thrive in your tank. mine grow relatively fast under 2.4wpg, but gather algae and the upper leaves block out the light for lower leaves, so it ends up looking like a palm tree. Which of course is awesome, but maybe not always desired.
 
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This is by far my favorite plant. I love how fast it grows and how easy it is to propagate. This plant is also a strong rooter, when I just the plant all its roots were skinny and few but now with a little love they are thick and ever growing. I would recommend this plant to anyone looking for a easy plant to grow.
 
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as people say, grows well and fast. had mine growing half a foot out the surface, past my light. cut it all down and planted the clippings, they rooted quickly, and it grew back full force. after halved and replanted a few times, got the thick, brushy look i was trying for.
 
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i caught 2 small stems of this plant from a stream 1 mile from my house in central Florida. Within 2 weeks my entire 10 gallon was full. and i was trimming it every week. definitely an EASY plant to grow, with a VERY strong root system, and it simply looks gorgeous. you can cut off the top of the plant and replant it. i also had a floating leaf that grew roots! doing fantastic in plain old sand, fish poop, and a single T8 light. now a year and a half later its still doing wonderful. get this!!

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