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

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Laurin Howard
Hygrophila cordata

In only 2 weeks, I haven't seen any growth yet, but these plants came in strong and healthy, just as all of Dustin's plants!

Cordata Red- Gangster.

The plants arrived with good leaf and root health. The leaves are more of a pink than red. The plants are a nice size (about 7”tall). Great packaging and quick shipping.

Lorenzo Robinson
Cordata red

Nice looking plant too large for tank I was going to put it in. Placed it into a larger aquarium looks great. More of a pink than red.

Michael Rakich
More street thug than gangster..

This is a spindly but attractive looking plant with its variation in color. The red was not nearly as intense as hoped for but I'm hoping it will get better with age. Specimens were well rooted but I wouldn't feel a tank up with it it's just not as exciting as some other reds that I've owned. Don't ask me for specific scientific names I'm not that guy I'm an electronics person.

Awesome fill-in plant

Came in great condition and is a beautiful compliment to our Pogostemon Stellatus. Looking forward to seeing all this stuff fill out.