Temple Plant (Hygrophila corymbosa), bunch
Temple Plant is a very elegant plant that is excellent for the aquarium background in both low-tech and high-tech setups with adequate lighting!
Temple plant (Hygrophila corymbosa) is a very hardy, attractive stem plant with narrow leaves that sway in the water current. It can thrive in low-tech setups as long as it has moderate to (preferably) high lighting. As it matures, its leaves provide extensive foliage that is very suitable for the background of the aquarium. The Temple Plant has broad, bright-green leaves and thick stems that grow very quickly making it a beautiful background plant. In addition to being an excellent aquarium plant, it is also ideal for paludariums.
Temple plant is an easy plant to maintain. It does not require CO2 supplementation, though it will certainly benefit from it. It will look its best under moderate to high lighting and will be sturdiest under high lighting. The Temple plant is even known to develop a stunning bronze coloration on its leaves under high lighting.
Like most plants, the Temple plant will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, nitrogen, and other plant supplements. It actually requires a relatively high level of nutrients and will begin to yellow if it is undernourished. However, it is a rather resilient plant and its high nutrient consumption will contribute greatly to limiting algae growth. The Temple plant should be pruned on a regular basis to keep it from shading other plants and overrunning the tank. The Temple plant is extremely easy to propagate, simply by cutting the top of an established stem and replanting it back into the substrate.
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What We Like About This Plant:
- Elegant leaves that sway with the water current
- Prolific growth that is ideal for the aquarium background
- 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: 75° - 82° F (24° - 28° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 8.0
- Lighting: Moderate to High
- Origin: Indigenous to Southeast Asia, cultivated in US nurseries
- Aquarium placement: Background
- Care: Easy
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