Hygrophila cordata 'Red' ( Gangster Red Aquarium Plant for Sale)

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Hygrophila cordata RED

Sometimes I order plants just because they sound cool and I have no idea what they are. I rolled the dice with this one and it came up yahtzee! Generally speaking, most hygraphila are super easy plants to keep. One of our best selling plants is Hygrophila difformis aka water wisteria.


When I saw the words "Hygrophila" I figured it would be an easy one to grow. I was right. The RED on this Hygrophila cordata is a real winner for me. This plant was originally grown above water (Like most aquarium plants) however, we were able to watch it quickly adapt to life entirely under water in just a few days.

This plant has a hardy stem to it and has some really great red colors to it. I would use this plant as a back ground plant as a nice contrast along side some tall and skinny grassy plants.

On a scale of 1 to 10. One being duckweed or java moss. 10 being some insane plant that needs full CO2, crazing lighting and fertilizers, I give this plant a 4.5 The only reason it isn't a 3 is because you might find it looks a bit better with some fertilizers for its redish colors.

The more light and fertilizers you give it, the more red love it will show!

GRAB SOME- This Hygrophila Cordata Red DOES NOT LAST

Care Scale of 1-10: ( 1- it can grow in your toilet- 10 being nearly impossible)

Hygrophila Cordata Red is a 1.5.  It is a fast grower but will look the best and live up to its name of "RED" when you provide better lighting to it.


Can handle low light but will grow faster and look better in high light.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 61 reviews

Love this plant! It has such unique narrow shape to it's leaves and provides a cool contrast against plants like swords! I bought (2) portions and each portion was way more than I expected and super healthy!! Thank you!!

Very good sized plant

Very nice sized plant for the prominent space that was planned for it. I am really hoping it makes it (not DustinsFishtanks fault) UPS had quite the delay any it is looking very rough. I can tell it was quite majestic when sent, hopefully it can return to that state.


i am very impressed with the plants i received. now to sit back and watch them grow

Week 4 Update

Hey Dustin, not sure what happened to my review upon receipt of product on 12.04.20

Here you go:
Ordered 2 bunch and they delivered an extra bunch. Very nice of them to do that. Planted them on my 60gal tall tank and will follow up in several weeks

Week 4 update:
Lost some bottom leaves, branches broken and/wilted. But as well 4 i see some new growth (slow maybe even stalled?) but nevertheless it seems to take on my tank. More update in a few weeks.

Sorry for bad picture of the second one behind the decorative rock. But the stems fare better than the first pic (it was planted near air bubbles)


This arrived as one of 5 plants ordered and so far has had the least dieback and looks very good. I finally planted it today. Love how all the plants came in ready to sink to the bottom and grow some nice roots until I had time to plant.