Common Name: Hygrophila Araguaia
Family Name: Acanthaceae
- Growth Rates: First
- Difficulty Level: Medium
- Lighting Requirements: High
- CO2: Recommended
- Sold as a bunch of 6 stems
- Height: 5” – 10”
- Propagation: Cuttings
- pH: 5.0 – 7.0
- Can be grown in emerged: Yes
Araguaia is an uncommon foreground or midground plant which is named after the Brazilian river in which it comes from. When grown submerged and kept under proper conditions, this plant can develop a reddish brown coloration. Its appearance resembles that of a stem plant but it grows in short bushes which can add a nice bush effect to the midground of your aquarium.
Propagation can be done by cutting the lateral shoots and replanting, or cutting along the stem to replant.
Remove tissue culture gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away or soak the plant in water and squeeze the gel off with your fingers.
- Hygrophila Araguaia has fragile leaves! Be sure to handle with care.
- Final coloration is ultimately dependent upon the conditions this plant is kept in. This is a live plant meaning size, shape and color may vary.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
- Please be sure to remove this plant from its wrap. Remove the foam surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
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Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation.
Most aquarium plants can grow both in and out of the water. When purchased, most of these plants will have solid leaves and a firm thick appearance. When planted under water, an amazing change takes place: the leaves grow much tender and laced with beautiful coloration.
Proper lighting, substrate, temperature, and healthy water conditions are essential for aquarium plants to yield the best results. The deeper the tank, the stronger the lighting system needed. And with good light and proper water conditions these plants will make your aquarium a beautiful aquatic garden.[/accordion]