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Limnophila hippuridoides

Limnophila hippuridoides

  • Eyecatcher with spectacular colour
  • With dense foliage
  • Narrow leaf form
  • Light to dark red to purple hues
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Description

Limnophila hippuridoides is a beautiful stem plant from the Malayan peninsula, often erroneously called Limnophila aromatica that is a closely related species. However it differs from L. aromatica by considerably more than three leaves per whorl. Its shoots are about 6-10 cm wide. The submerged leaves are reddish to intensely dark red with purplish tones on the underside. Contrasting with the leaves, the stemis mostly light green. Limnophila hippuridoides is usually delivered in its terrestrial (emersed) form, with rather green leaves. Planted under water, the plant will develop its colourful submerged shoots.

Intense lighting and a good nutrient and CO2 supply are important for the well-being of this plant. Soft to medium-hard water is recommended, temperatures between about 22 and 27 °C are optimal. It is propagated by cuttings.

This strong, fast-growing Limnophila is a true eye-catcher as an about 20-50 cm tall group in the midground or background of a larger aquarium.

Please be aware that the submerse form of this plant could contain snails and other invertebrates.

Limnophila hippuridoides is a marshweed found under various names in trade for several years: "Limnophila aromatica", "L. aromaticoides", "L. hippuroides" (incorrectly written) and even "Gratiola officinalis" (a totally different species). L. hippuridoides is native to the Malayan peninsula (Malakka). It is closely related to L. aromatica and L. aromaticoides. In botanical literature it has hitherto been treated as species in its own right. It mainly differs from the other two species in flower and fruit characteristics, however, there are also some differences to be observed in the submersed forms (according to Kasselmann 2010generalreferences#1):

- Limnophila aromatica: 2-3 leaves per stem node, of variable colour, reddish hues or green (very variable species).

- Limnophila aromaticoides (often treated as synonym of L. (read more)

Misapplied names Limnophila aromatica, Gratiola officinalis
Trader names Limnophila hippuroides gratiola sp.
Complete botanical name Limnóphila hippuridoídes Philcox
Family Plantaginaceae
Genus Limnophila
Difficulty medium
Usage Accent (red), Background, Midground
Aquascaping very colourful plant for accents
Growth fast
pH value 6 - 7
Temperature tolerance 15 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 2 - 12°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Cuttings
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Misapplied names
Limnophila aromatica, Gratiola officinalis
Trader names
Limnophila hippuroides gratiola sp.
Complete botanical name
Limnóphila hippuridoídes Philcox
Family
Plantaginaceae
Genus
Limnophila
Difficulty
medium
Usage
Accent (red), Background, Midground
Aquascaping
very colourful plant for accents
Growth
fast
pH value
6 - 7
Temperature tolerance
15 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness
2 - 12°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Cuttings
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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General information

Item no.
135.0062.00
EAN 5703249047304
Weight 0,10 kg
Shipping weight 0,11 kg

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Sandra K.
Purple beauty
17th April 2017
Limnophila hippuridoides - pot
Limnophila hippuridoides - pot

When it arrived I expected the plant to be a bit taller. After planting it took off like crazy and its getting bigger. A full grown plant has got really nice purple colors. (read more)

Lorenzo P.
Voto 10
15th May
Limnophila hippuridoides - in Vitro XL
Limnophila hippuridoides - in Vitro XL

Ottima pianta,perfettamente sana,la porzione è molto generosa, l imballaggio e la spedizione sono perfetti! (read more)

Natasja S.
The prettiest plant of them all!
4th November 2021
Limnophila hippuridoides - pot
Limnophila hippuridoides - pot

I expected this plant to be a bit taller and have more dramatic colours (however, to be honest, the plant I received looked exactly like the photo provided! (read more)

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