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Hygrophila corymbosa, Nomaphila stricta, Temple Plant, Starhorn, Giant Hygrophila

Hygrophila corymbosa, Nomaphila stricta

Temple Plant, Starhorn, Giant Hygrophila
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantFlood tolerant

Hygrophila corymbosa naturally grows as an emergent, but it can survive long periods fully submerged. It grows pretty large leaves, allowing a single stem to occupy a significant part of the tank. Left alone, it easily crosses the water surface and begins to assume its emersed form: the leaves are darker and harder, and the plant produces purple flowers that give out a pleasant scent.


Similar plants:


Hygrophila corymbosa, Nomaphila stricta, Temple Plant, Starhorn, Giant Hygrophila


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/hygrophila_corymbosa.htm