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Limnophila hippuridoides

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Limnophila hippuridoides has been sold under a number of confusing names, including L. aromatic and L. aromatic ‘Hippuroides’. The real L. aromatic is not an easy plant to grow in the aquarium, as well as not being as brightly colored. For this reason, Limnophila hippuridoides, which has 6-8 leaves per node, as opposed to the 2-3 leaves found on L. aromatic, has largely replaced L. aromatic in culture. Limnophila hippuridoides is a robust plant growing large and fast in excellent conditions, which means supplemental C)2, a nutritious substrate and regular fertilization. When crushed, the leaves and stems have a distinctive anise scent. Certain plants wax and wane in popularity over the years, but if you have a CO2 supplemented tank and have not had experience with this lovely plant, you should!

Common Name:    None 

Family Name:         Scrophulariaceae

Native To:                Malay peninsula

Lighting:                  Moderate - High

Requirements:         Unproblematic in tanks with strong light, supplemental CO2 and good nutrition.

Growth Form:          Stem

Growth Rate:           Fast 

True Aquatic:           Yes 

Placement in Tank:  Background or carefully trimmed groupings 

Available As:             Bunch