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Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compact'

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A very compact variety of Hygrophila corymbosa, with the leaves set close to the stalk.

Forms numerous side shoots, enhancing the compact appearance. The leaves are a dark brownish-green, when the plant leaves the nursery, but after a transitional period in the aquarium they turn pale green and silver-white on the underside.

In strong light, the newest leaves may become reddish brown and in dimmer light, the oldest ones die away after a while. New side shoots often forms to replace the old ones.

Type

Stem

Origin

Asia

Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

Growth rate

Medium

Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.

Height

10 - 15+

Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

Light demand

Low

The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.

CO2

Low

A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.