Sunset Hygrophila (Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig')
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Sunset Hygrophila (Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig')


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Common Name: Sunset Hygrophila
Proper Name: Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
Category: Stem Plants
Temperature: 18 - 28 C
PH: 5.0 - 7.5
Lighting: Medium
Growth Rate: Medium
Difficulty: Medium
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Position in Aquascape: Background,Mid-Ground
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Great plant, grows really fast. With a lot of light, your leaves will be bright pink. Good plant to add some color to your tank. Chris This is a good low-light plant also. I have it growing in my low-light setup and it has a beautiful red color on the leaves that I never saw when I had it in my high-light set up. George Willms This is a great plant for a beginner. I have it in my aquarium and it is easier to achieve the red tone leaves when the plant grows closer to the surface. Ace I love This Plant. It's the first plant I ever had and it has been growing steadily for 3 years now. Easy to grow and propagate in almost any light. david harris Under high light, the leaves have less red and it also tends to grow horizontally into open areas. Ernie Sarkipato
 
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Sunset hygro grows extremely fast in most cases, and for this reason, is illegal to ship. I obtained some, and have had nothing but great growth since. in my 55, i got the plant when i had low light. it was the only one growing fast, and looked good too. when i got high light on the tank, it grew even faster, and adding co2 and nutrients just feulled growth further. not a picky plant in any aspect, it is a gorgeus easy grower. I've found it is a very nice plant if kept trimmed every week, otherwise it starts sending offsets form everywhere, roots come from every node, and it starts to take over. emmersed sunset hygro is a fairly slow grower in my setup. it is sensitive to drying out, and is very delicate. The stems seem to grow cery hard in emmersion, and it spreads horizantally more than vertically.
 
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This plant is great in any setup,Low light-High light its a Very fast grower, and will reach the surface of your tanks water in no time. Probably why its listed as an invasive plant. You will get a much better color if its in a brighter tank tho. It also propigates very easily,you will be trimming this plant back quite often.
 
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I bought a small bunch of this attractive hygro for my 47 gal, and for sure it is a brilliant plant! I haven't seen much growth yet, though. I can't wait for it to grow out a bit!
 
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Sunset Hygro is an amazing plant- one of my favorites. If you have about three watts per gallon, it would give you the more vibrant pink coloration that it would get. This plants need to be pruned ones it reaches the surface so it doesn't decrease the amount of light going to the other plants. It is believed that the white veins are caused by a unharmful virus. This is a great plant.
 
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As a n00b, I planted anything I could find just hoping to yield a few plants in the end that would live in my low-light mineralized tank. One turned out to be a weed that grows 6+ inches/day. My weeds that I dearly love, are the sunset Hygro. Anybody can grow this plant if it's a weed for me.
 
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I forgot to mention that my pH is off the charts. It hasn't affected this plant in the least; so 7.5 listed above is way low for the maximum.
 
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I am growing this successfully in PH 8.0 under medium high light. New leaves are pink, older leaves tend to turn green as they end up farther down the stem. Great plant and easy to grow.
 
Vic
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Great and easy to maintain plant. However in the absence of strong lighting, the red/pink color of the plant disappears, and the plant reverts to a light green color. Other than the lighting requirement, the plant is perfect for beginners. Grows relatively quickly and propagation is by cuttings. I consider this plant to be the absolute most beautiful of low tech plants
 
Abs
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Mine is having unhealthy leaves due to iron deficiency. gave it some tablet ferts and starts to flourish. It was lanky, no lower leaves and yellow leaves with green veins. But now its okay
 
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Sunset hygro is a great plant for any setup. It grows fast under any conditions, and under high light will get a pink-red colour to their leaves! I have some stems of this in my 55 gallon tank and in my 10 gallon dirtied outdoor tank, it's growth exploded in both, and under the sunlight it has a deep red colour to its leaves :D
 
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This plant can add color in low light tanks, as well in high light tanks. Its leaves however are much shorter than hygrophila polysperma.
 
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Kept as a mid ground plant in my tanks. I like mixing this plant with Star grass and kept short (just above the star grass). This adds contrast against a sea of light green of the grass with hews of pink .
 
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Just picked up about 8 large stems. Hope it does well in my low light tank :)

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