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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 plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistBlue, lavender, purple flowersFragrantFlood tolerant

This small shrub is native to southeast Asia. In full sun, it grows to 2-5 feet, while in semi-shade, it rarely exceeds 15 inches. Hygrophila corymbosa is highly adaptable, and can even survive in full bog or aquatic conditions. It is especially adapted to flooding, and can survive periods of complete submersion. It is widely used in aquatic gardens due to its large leaves and bright colors, ranging from blue, lavender and purple.

When it comes to maintenance, Hygrophila corymbosa needs regular fertilization and plenty of light. The soil should also be kept moist and warm, as the plant is sensitive to cold temperatures. In colder regions, it is best grown in a pot indoors, in order to protect it from frost. Additionally, it should be pruned regularly to prevent it from twisting and curling, leading to an aesthetically pleasing shape.

Overall, Hygrophila corymbosa is a beautiful and versatile plant that adds a splash of color and a lovely scent to any tank. Stable conditions and proper care will ensure that it thrives and brings your aquarium to life. It is hardy and resilient, and will bring years of joy in your home.


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


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