Common Hygrophila (Hygrophila polysperma)

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Common Hygrophila

Common Hygrophila

Hygrophila polysperma



7.0 - 8.0

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

Max Height

30 cm (11.8")

Max Width

10 cm (3.9")

Alternative names[edit]

Common Hygrophila, Indian Swampweed, East Indian Hygrophila, Miramar Weed
  • Green Hygro - Hygrophila polysperma
  • Sunset Hygro - Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
  • Ceylon Hygro - Hygrophila polysperma 'Ceylon'


South East Asia

Environment Specifics[edit]

Fast growing plant, perfect for beginners with basic tank lighting. This plant has become a common invasive weed in waters in Florida.


There are several colour forms available for this plant, there is the green with thin leaves, a green with broader leaves, and another where new growth is red-pink. It is fast growing and easy to take cuttings from.


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