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Hyptis lorentziana

Hyptis lorentziana

  • Striking stem plant from South America
  • Interesting leaf texture
  • Purple red coloration under strong lighting
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Description

Although this unusual stem plant is not really new to the aquarium hobby, it is not very well known and only occasionally available in trade. It was introduced from Brazil as "Hemigraphis traian" or "Hemigraphis sp. from Manaus" and correctly identified in 2009. Hyptis lorentziana is widespread in South America, occurring i.a. in floodplains. In its terrestrial form it develops up to 2 m long stems with ball-shaped inflorescences in the leaf axils that attract many bees. It belongs to the family Lamiaceae, the mint family. It grows considerably slower under water than emersed. The leaves are strongly bullate, resembling the not closely related Hemigraphis species (Waffle plant). Especially under strong light the newest leaves are purplish red. Depending on the conditions, its growth is moderate to fast.

Hyptis lorentziana needs as aquarium plant much light, complete macro- and micronutrient supply (nitrate concentration at least 10 mg/l) and CO2 addition. It can be propagated by cuttings of the stem tips and side shoots.

This exotic looking South American plant looks best as a small group in the midground of well lit tanks. With its special leaf structure and coloration it provides a striking accent and contrasts well with light green plants. It grows very fast as emersed plant and can be used e.g. for large paludariums.

Hyptis lorentziana has been called "Hemigraphis traian" almost as long as it has been known in the hobby. However, characteristics of its flowers prove that it does not belong to the genus Hemigraphis ("traian" is an imaginary name) and not to the family of Acanthaceae, but to the family of labiates (Lamiaceae). Only recently (in late 2009) it was identified as Hyptis lorentziana.
It has been imported from the Manaus area (Brazil), but is quite widely spread in South America (Venezuela to Uruguay and Argentine), and it is far more common in the southern parts of its area of distribution. It grown on the edges of ponds and other wet areas that are inundated regularly. In cultivation it grows to a moderate height, on its natural locations it may reach a height of approx. 2 m, and its rich inflorescence attracts a great number of bees. (read more)

Synonyms Hyptis sp.
Misapplied names Hemigraphis sp. from Manaus
Trader names Hemigraphis traian
Complete botanical name Hýptis lorentziána O. Hoffm.
Family Lamiaceae
Genus Hyptis
Difficulty medium
Usage Accent (red), Background, Midground, Street (Dutch style)
Aquascaping very colourful plant for accents
Growth fast
Temperature tolerance 18 - 30°C
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Cuttings
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Synonyms
Hyptis sp.
Misapplied names
Hemigraphis sp. from Manaus
Trader names
Hemigraphis traian
Complete botanical name
Hýptis lorentziána O. Hoffm.
Family
Lamiaceae
Genus
Hyptis
Difficulty
medium
Usage
Accent (red), Background, Midground, Street (Dutch style)
Aquascaping
very colourful plant for accents
Growth
fast
Temperature tolerance
18 - 30°C
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Cuttings
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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