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Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis)
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Care Level: Easy
Lighting: Moderate
Placement: Background
Water Conditions: 74-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.5-7.5
Propagation: Cuttings
Max. Size: 1' 8"
Supplements: Trace Elements, CO2 Fertilization, Iron-Rich Fertilizer, Substrate Fertilizer
Origin: Farm Raised, USA
Family: Acanthaceae

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The Wisteria, also known as the Water Wisteria, is an undemanding, extremely attractive aquarium plant. The lace-like leaves vary in appearance under different conditions. If the water is colder, they will be small, and lobed in appearance, instead of pinnate. If insufficient light is provided, they will only be slightly pinnate.

The Wisteria is an excellent plant for the new aquarist or for the newly set-up aquarium. It requires a nutrient-rich substrate, with iron-rich fertilizer added regularly. Provide a moderate amount of lighting of at least 2 to 3 watts per gallon of full spectrum (5000-7000K) light. CO2 fertilization is also recommended.

For Wisteria to thrive, the water should be kept between 74°-82°F, with an alkalinity of 3 to 8 dKH and a pH of 6.5-7.5. To propagate, plant cuttings that have been removed from the healthy mature plant. Simply remove any leaves from the bottom 1" to 2" of the stem, and new root growth will form from the last node on the stem.

Please Note: As its scientific name suggests (Hygrophila difformis) the shape and form of Wisteria's leaves differ greatly depending on light and aquarium conditions. When your plant order arrives, it will appear different than its mature form.

Approximate Shipping Size: Potted 5" to 7" Bunch 7 " to 8"


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  CW-330260,  $ 5.99
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This plant is available for purchase in the following types:
  • Potted: Shipped in a 2" plastic mesh pot with nutrient rich rock wool ready for planting.
  • Bare Root: Shipped bare root ready for planting.

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