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Hygrophila balsamica

Balsam Hygrophila

Hygrophila balsamica

Balsam Hygrophila

  • Large stem plant with finely divided leaves
  • Light green coloration
  • Bushy growth after trimming
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Description

Hygrophila balsamica is a large strong stem plant with finely feathered light green leaves. It is especially beautiful as a group planting in the middle ground of large tanks. Lots of light and CO2 as well as a good supply of iron are recommendable so it keeps it beautiful light green hue and sprouts large, finely feathered leaves.

The bog plant Hygrophila balsamica is native to India and Sri Lanka. In aquaristics it has long been known but is only rarely used for aquarium decoration, as it is poisonous to fish and inverts if its emersed shoots are directly planted in the aquarium.
As soon as it has assumed its submersed form it ceases to be noxious, though, and can be used in a stocked tank without causing problems. Most aquatic plant nurseries cultivate their plants emersed, however, and thus it is easily understandable why this plant is so rare in the hobby. Nowdays common H. balsamica clones from nurseries like Anubias can be used emerged in a tank without problems.

This plant is especially well-suited for tanks with lots of light and a high CO2 content; if there is less intensive light and a lack or a deficiency of CO2 it won't attain its characteristically beautifuly bright green hue, and the... (read more)

Complete botanical name Hygróphila balsámica (L. f.) Raf.
Family Acanthaceae
Genus Hygrophila
Difficulty easy
Usage Midground
Aquascaping fine-leaved
Growth fast
pH value 5 - 7
Temperature tolerance 18 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 2 - 12°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Cuttings
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Complete botanical name
Hygróphila balsámica (L. f.) Raf.
Family
Acanthaceae
Genus
Hygrophila
Difficulty
easy
Usage
Midground
Aquascaping
fine-leaved
Growth
fast
pH value
5 - 7
Temperature tolerance
18 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness
2 - 12°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Cuttings
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

General information

Item no.
135.0087.00
EAN 8030173228002
Weight 0,10 kg
Shipping weight 0,10 kg

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Bülent S.
Tolle gesunde Pflanze in einem Topf
14th May 2015
Hygrophila balsamica - pot
Hygrophila balsamica - pot

Tolle gesunde Pflanze in einem Topf. Super schön und vor allem großer Topf. Wächst super schnell bei mir... Absolute Kaufempfehlung

Timo S.
Ein dezenter Knaller
2nd August 2014
Hygrophila balsamica - pot
Hygrophila balsamica - pot

Diese Pflanze wirkt auf den Bildern nicht annähernd so schön, wie sie eigentlich ist. Bei mir sieht sie bereits schon nach einer Woche aus, wie ein Mix aus einem filigranen Farn... (read more)