• Hygrophila difformis (Water Wisteria)


    Difficulty: Very Easy
    Type: Stem type plant - Unique growth habits
    Size: 20 – 40cm in height, 6 – 25cm in width
    Native Range: Asia (Burma, India, Thailand, parts of Malaysia)
    Position and Usage: Background, midground, or foreground placement
    Growth Rate: Very fast
    Lighting: 2/5 - 5/5
    Water Conditions: Soft to moderate water hardness; ideal pH of 6.5 to 7.5 - very adaptable
    CO2: Not required
    Propagation: Extremely easy! Nearly any piece of the plant, including pieces of leaves will result in new plantlets
    Special requirements: None - may benefit from fertilizers or iron supplementation

    Hygrophila difformis (Water Wisteria)

    SKU: 00121
    • Hygrophila difformis, also known as Water Wisteria, is a classic aquatic variety. Attractive, undemanding and perfect for beginners, this hardy plant makes an excellent candidate for newly-established tanks as it will absorb excess nutrients and counteract algae growth in the process. Placement can be versatile and will likely depend on pruning: foreground 
      specimens may be kept short with cut stems, whereas midground and background specimens may be allowed to grow to medium or full height. Both central and rear groupings can create an especially appealing balance throughout an aquascape. This plant is relatively small and may grow either rooted to the substrate or floating at your tank’s surface. With nutrient supplementation, high light, and CO2 injection, Water Wisteria will grow very quickly and can overwhelm a smaller aquascape unless pruned. However, it is otherwise easily cared for and, with a little supervision, makes a great addition to a tank of any size.