Hygrophila Stricta (Red Stem UNIQUE Plant)
AS OF 11.9.22 these are FIRE and the Plant of the Week %50 Off .
If you want some of these ABOVE water growing just put a note in the comments. "Give me the above water" We will hook it, otherwise submerged by default.
This Hygrophila prefers a almost any environment. It enjoys moderate lighting and provides a gorgeous reddish tint to it's beautiful elongated leaves. The red stem helps aid this visual effect. I would say it likes its ph around 6.8 to 7.5. (We have found it doesn't care for harder water than 7.5....) Don't over think that- this plant doesn't care!
These plants have beautiful white roots and are completely submerged plants. I would rate it a 3 out of 10 in terms of difficulty as it does prefer a moderate light.
The more light you give them, the more RED they will give you. We have grown them in near full sun to get that red stem really popping off and coming out into the leaves.
Under lower light it will be more lighter green.
We have some fun growing this above water as well. (We just threw it in a high light tub with 2 inches of water and it said "I've got this" and grew up tall and grew up right.
Unlike most Hygrophila the leaves on this plant are rather soft. Its a nice contrast to a grassy plant like a Jungle Val.
Don't sleep on this plant or our other hygros. We have them dialed in.
I would get Three types. a Hygro Cordata Red. A Stricta and a Hygro Compact!
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Very striking plant in person. Clean and healthy. Will buy again.
I was so impressed with how many roots this stem plant had and a nice size plant. The red stem really gives it some character.
Amazing plant put it on the back of my tank and is doing great
Massive portion of this plant. Came super healthy! This is just slightly pressed into the substrate fresh out of the delivery package (after a rinse in the sink) so it will look even better when I actually plant it!
This plant came in beautiful. As soon as I got it I put it in a tank and it had new growth the next day!