Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'

Live aquatic plant sold in pot.

Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig' is normally an undemanding plant. But if you want deep-pink leaves you must provide intensive light. Stems becomes 20-40 cm tall and 5-8 cm wide. The distinctive colouring of the light leaf ribs is probably caused by a virus which prevents chlorophyll from being produced in the cells around the leaf ribs, making them white. However, this virus does not affect other plants in the aquarium. 

 

 

Plant info

Type: Stem
Origin:Cultivar
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate:Medium
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height:20 - 30+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light demand:Low
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 :Medium
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.