Mini Siamese 53B Hygro (Hygrophila corymbosa "Siamensis 53B Mini") Tissue Culture
Mini Siamese 53B Hygro is a bushy, fast-growing, and undemanding plant that is easy to keep!
Mini Siamese 53B Hygro (Hygrophila corymbosa "Siamensis 53B Mini"), also known as Temple Plant, is a distinct variant of its parent species due to its narrow leaves and smaller size. It exhibits very pushy growth, and trimmings can be replanted to propagate. It will grow both emersed and submersed, so it is an excellent plant for aquariums and paludariums alike.
Mini Siamese 53B Hygro is a very easy plant to maintain. It does not absolutely require CO2 supplementation, but such supplementation is of course beneficial. It will look its best under moderate to high lighting. Due to the thin texture of its leaves, Mini Siamese 53B Hygro is not suitable for aquariums with destructive animals such as crayfish, large cichlids, or goldfish. It should be pruned regularly to maintain its bushy appearance.
Like most plants, Mini Siamese 53B Hygro will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, nitrogen, and other plant supplements.
This listing is for the tissue culture form of Mini Siamese 53B Hygro. Tissue cultures are superior to traditional forms of aquarium plants in many ways. They are produced in a completely sterile environment which eliminates the possibility of them carrying pest snails or algae spores. They have a shelf life (before introduction to the aquarium) of several months if properly maintained and they are housed in a nutrient gel until introduced to the aquarium. To introduce a tissue culture plant to the aquarium, simply rinse off as much nutrient gel as possible, then plant as usual. The nutrient gel will not harm your aquarium.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Tissue cultures contain no unwanted pest snails or algae
- Bushy growth
- Very easy to propagate
- Provides a great deal of cover for animal fry
- Very hardy and durable in a well-lit, nutrient-rich aquarium
- Temperature: 68° - 82.4° F (20° - 28° C)
- pH: 6.3 - 7.5
- Lighting: Moderate to High
- Origin: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to Southeast Asia
- Aquarium placement: Foreground to Midground
- Care: Moderate
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