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Variegated Water Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis)

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3-5 Stems Depending on Size

Introducing Variegated Water Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis), a stunning and versatile aquatic plant that will elevate the beauty of your freshwater aquarium. With its lush foliage and striking variegated leaves, this plant will create a captivating focal point in any aquascape.

Variegated Water Wisteria features elongated, serrated leaves that exhibit a captivating mix of green and white colors. Its unique variegation adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any underwater landscape. As this plant grows, it forms a dense and lush bush, providing excellent cover for fish and other aquatic inhabitants.

This versatile plant can be planted in the substrate or left to float, making it a flexible choice for aquarists. Its rapid growth rate ensures quick establishment and the ability to absorb excess nutrients, helping to maintain water quality and balance the aquarium ecosystem.

Care Requirements:

Variegated Water Wisteria thrives in freshwater aquariums with a temperature range of 20 to 30°C (68 to 86°F). It prefers moderate to high lighting conditions, but it can adapt to lower light levels as well. Regular pruning is essential to maintain its bushy appearance and prevent it from overshadowing other plants.

As an undemanding plant, Variegated Water Wisteria doesn't require additional CO2 injection or fertilizer. However, providing a nutrient-rich substrate and occasional liquid fertilization will promote healthy growth and vibrant variegation.

Compatibility: Variegated Water Wisteria is a peaceful plant and can coexist with a variety of freshwater aquarium inhabitants. It is an excellent choice for community aquariums, providing a safe space for fish and fry to hide and explore.

To elevate your aquascape with the beauty of Variegated Water Wisteria, consider planting it in the background or midground. Its captivating appearance and ease of care make it a valuable addition to any aquarium.

Type: Stem plant

Origin: Southeast Asia

Growth Rate: Rapid

Color: Variegated green and white

Temperature: 20 to 30°C (68 to 86°F)

Light Demand: Moderate to high

CO2: Not required, but beneficial

Fertilizer: Occasional liquid fertilization recommended

Placement: Background or midground, can be planted in the substrate or left to float