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Old 02-27-2012, 03:10 AM   #1
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Hygrophila lancea growing conditions (AKA: Hygrophila sp. 'Sarawak')


So I just got some Hygrophila lancea a last week. But now when I look up info on this plant I can find much out about it. When I search on the web I really don't see much about how people have grown this one. It seems that it is also called Hygrophila sp. ''Araguaia'', or at least in this article it is and the plant looks like it.

Now mine seems to be growing in my tank or starting to. I will post pix later tonight but I will say that I have not successfully grown this plant yet so what I do might not be the best.

My specs on this one are:
~I have a 40breeder with med high/high light.
~I dose EI about 2/3rd of the dose or try.
~PH around 6.5 +/-
~Nitrate is 30ppm right now
~Phosphate is 1-2ppm
~kh is very low 2-3
~Gh - ???
~I use pressurized CO2
~I dose flourish 3ml comprehensive almost every other day
~I dose Flourish Iron 2x a week 3-4ml
~Change 50% of water every week
~I have very soft water here so my Gh is probably low, but I don't know.


Here's mine..

Now I ask everyone here who grows this plant to give some specs and pix (if you can) about this nice plant in our community, so everyone can benefit from the information. There is just so little info out there about it, and I would like to compile some for everyone!

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Hygrophila lancea and Hygrophila 'Araguaia' are two different species. Structurally they look a lot alike except they have different growth patterns. H. lancea grows a lot taller and is much wider than H. 'Araguaia'.

H. lancea grows VERY slowly under water, and does take a while to convert to submerged form if you purchased an emersed-grown specimen. Obviously good lighting, plenty of nutrients and CO2 will help speed up the transition period. Your tank specs look good. What issues are you having with growing it?

Currently i'm growing this plant emersed. It grows MUCH faster, at least an inch every couple of days... it also flowers profusely under good lighting (lower kelvin bulbs, in the 3000k range, seem to help as well). It also branches frequently, both above and below water.





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Old 02-27-2012, 03:40 AM   #3
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Hygrophila lancea and Hygrophila 'Araguaia' are two different species. Structurally they look a lot alike except they have different growth patterns. Obviously H. lancea grows a lot taller and is much wider than H. 'Araguaia'.

H. lancea grows VERY slowly under water, and does take a while to convert to submerged form if you purchased an emersed-grown specimen. Your tank specs look good. What issues are you having with growing it?
Ya I just noticed that when I was looking at Tom Barr's tank because I knew I remembered seeing it somewhere.
No I am not having any issues growing it, seems to have nice color and grow slow, but I have only had it a week so I can't say much yet. Nope mine came from a submerged tank in my local area.

Nice pix, I am going to grow it emersed also once it starts to grow in my tank. but I just set up my emersed setup so all in good time.

Thanks for the info on that!
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:07 AM   #4
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Anyone else? All we have is 3 people on this whole site who grow this plant?? common I know there's got to be more out there..

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Haha. From my experience this plants seems to not be that difficult to grow. I'm not sure how well it grows in non co2 conditions. I have it growing in high light high co2 with EI dosing with 8 hours of light.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:57 AM   #6
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I'll take couple of stems off your hands - then we might have 4 people.
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Anyone else? All we have is 3 people on this whole site who grow this plant?? common I know there's got to be more out there..

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I'll take couple of stems off your hands - then we might have 4 people.
-->> pick me <<--
Well, unfortunately a couple stems is all I have right now..but once i reproduce this one then sure! it's going into the emersed setup once I get some decent growth out of it.

BUT YES WE NEED MORE! seems to be an easy plant though.
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I'll take couple of stems off your hands - then we might have 4 people.
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I have plenty to spare if you're interested... just PM me and i can hook you up with a few stems.
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I have plenty to spare if you're interested... just PM me and i can hook you up with a few stems.
TY, I was just yanking on sketch804's chain Eventually I will sqeeze something valuable out of him
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TY, I was just yanking on sketch804's chain Eventually I will sqeeze something valuable out of him
HAHA LMAO OVT! yer killing me here ha! Oh yes for the other deal you gave me, don't worry the favor will be returned ! cracking me up! Just let me know something you would like I have and it'll be all good, but seems I keep a lot of the same things you have.

COMMON PEOPLE everyone else is killing me here also, VERY little info given about this plant ha..
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BUMP...Wow 3 whole people have grown this plant huh? haha!
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HAHA, ya I pretty much figured as much but I don't see much info around on it, that's why I started this thread. It's growing great in my tank, just seems like under water it is sort of a med. grower compared to some of the other fast species that I have in my tank.
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Did you try Hygrophila sp. 'Sarawak' ? That is the name it was introduced with, but has since been identified as Hygro lancea
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