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Hygrophila 'Compacta' (Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compacta')

Hygrophila 'Compacta' (Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compacta')

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Identification & Conditions

  • Family - Acanthaceae
  • Genus - Hygrophila
  • Distribution - Cultivar
  • Plant Type - stem
  • Light Requirements - bright
  • Placement - midground
  • Hardiness/Difficulty - moderate

Hygrophila Compacta is a horticulture variety which grows with it's leaves set close to the stalk, short internodes; forms numerous side shoots. Leaves are dark brownish-green when grown emersed, changing to light green with silver-white underneath in the aquarium. Leaves are arranged in tufts with very short internodes. Under bright light the leaves will have a slight brown hue. Position in foreground to midground in the tank; can grow to 10 cm in height. Propagate from cuttings.