Hygrophila difformis from Asia is beautiful and undemanding. Stems becomes 20-30 cm tall and 6-12 cm wide. A plant for beginners which can help create a balance in the aquarium from the start. Hygrophila difformis its rapid growth helps prevent algae because the plant absorbs a great number of nutrients from the water. The shortage of micronutrients leads to pale leaves, which may be an indication that the aquarium needs fertilizer . In large aquariums its lobed leaves can create a distinctive group.
H. Difformis thrives best in the temperature range of 18-30°C. The water’s temperature plays a vital role in determining the shape and structure of the leaves. When the temperature is high, they will grow larger with more space between each leaf than they would do in colder temperatures.
Keep in mind that aquarium plants should get enough artificial lights. Wisteria is no exception, and as a rule of thumb, it should get around ten to twelve hours per day to flourish in the aquarium. Intense light conditions have the effect of encouraging cyanobacteria and algae growth in aquariums, but this will not cause any problem because of Water Wisteria’s high nutrient requirements. The plant’s high nutrient absorption can deprive bacteria and algae of their nutritional needs for growth, therefore will lead to the death of these organisms before they can cause any harm.
Substrates for the plant
You can add quality substrate to aid the roots of the plant to hold tightly in the aquarium. A quality substrate would be one that has the complete essential nutrients required for plants to grow and thrive.
Just like fish, living plants do best when they are kept in an aquarium that best suits their needs. Selecting live plants that share common water conditions will minimize problems and make it easier for you to maintain and keep your aquarium in tip top shape. We want your plant to thrive and become a favorite part of your tank. Do research before purchasing and be sure to choose plants that are suitable for your aquarium so you will get the most out of your new addition.
Our plants are grown emersed and may not look great on arrival especially if they have travelled for a few days to reach you. Please get the plants some light and transplant into your tank as soon as possible for best results.