• Miramar Weed (Hygrophila pinnatifida) Tissue Culture
  • Miramar Weed (Hygrophila pinnatifida) Tissue Culture
  • Miramar Weed (Hygrophila pinnatifida) Tissue Culture

Miramar Weed (Hygrophila pinnatifida) Tissue Culture

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This unique fern-like plant can display brown, maroon, and red coloration! It is a prolific grower and it will attach to rocks and driftwood very easily.
Miramar Weed (Hygrophila pinnatifida) is a very unique plant that has become popular in the hobby over the past decade. It is a fern-like epiphyte that does not need to be planted, but attaches rather easily to rocks, driftwood, and other hard surfaces. It is very fast-growing, especially in a high-tech setup, but it can also be kept successfully in low-tech setups as well.
Miramar Weed is a fairly adaptable plant that can be kept successfully in a variety of setups. It will display its most intense coloration under high lighting. It does not need to be planted in the substrate and does not require excessively nutrient-rich water, though it does require some consistent potassium content. Another factor in maintaining highest color intensity for this plant is keeping nitrates very low. As long as it is not exposed to extreme conditions, Miramar Weed is not particularly sensitive.
CO2 supplementation is beneficial, but not absolutely necessary for this plant.  Like most plants, Miramar Weed will benefit from reasonable supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, Nitrogen and other plant supplements.

This listing is for the tissue culture form of Miramar Weed. 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 pest animals or algae
  • Incredible coloration
  • Thrives when attached to driftwood or rockwork
  • Prolific growth
  • Very adaptable
  • Temperature:  68° - 80° F (20° - 26° C)
  • pH:  5.5 - 8.0
  • Lighting:  Moderate to High
  • Origin:  Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to India
  • Aquarium placement:  Midground, Background
  • Care:  Moderate

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