Yet another Hygro from your fishtank friends at Dustin's Fishtanks.
NOTE: This plant has No roots as of 5-15 (That could change quickly in our systems.) The portions are large and reflected in one of the dated photos above. They are still underwater grown however... just not for that long
Suggested to us by our friend, Erick Sullivan up in New Hampshire, shoutout! We have also been known for our Hygrophilas. From the mega hardy "Alpha" Water Wisteria (Hygro Difformis, Up the to "Gangster Hygro Cordata Red" and down to the short and stunning Hygro Compact.
Well here comes another one. Hygrophila Pinnatifida. Yep and this one is another WOW Hygro.
What we have grown to love about Hygros is there ability to show you "love" with more orange and reds with the more light and fertilizers you give them.
Hygro Pinnatifida is no exception to this. Under lower light conditions it will stay more green, but under higher light it will give you RED.
This plant is not as easy to keep as other species of hygro. (Generally speaking the thinner and narrower varieties aren't as rugged as the thicker fatter ones.)
This plants is more of a Midground plant and will make a nice contrast to a grassy foreground section.
Came in perfect condition and beautiful colors!
I have been wanting to get these for a while. They came in looking great and multiple stems. I hope I can maintain them. Thanks again DFT! My plant orders always come quickly and looking great. Great work you guys!
Plant arrived in great shape. Been in my tank for a week now and there's been no melting. Very happy :)
This is an awesome plant, I received 2 large (10+ leaves each) stems in my portion, both cuttings (from emmersed plant I believe) without any roots yet. Large, healthy, with great color.
This is my second attempt with pinnatifida, and my experience with it may help others. During my first try, I received 5 smaller stems (some had roots) in a portion and planted it in the substrate (Fluval Stratum) without CO2 injection. Within a month, all of the stems had melted away after not seeing any new root growth or new leaves.
This time around, I have CO2 injection now, and instead of planting in the substrate, I attached both stems to some drift wood (eptiphyte style), and already within 5 days of planting I see the start of roots developing and a sideshoot from one of them is budding. I'm sure that the CO2 is helping, but I believe that attaching it as an epiphyte is giving the emmersed stems a better shot at converting to submersed form. Once I have some healthy underwater grown sideshoots I will plant in the substrate and expect them to do well then.
I would recommend this plant to anyone with some experience with stem plants, and highly recommend starting with it attached to wood or rock!
if you are looking for a different leaf structure this is a plant you need to look into...plants came in with robust stems in very health condition..these were a great addition to my tank