Thursday, August 23, 2012

Plant Profile: Temple Plant

Hygrophila corymbosa

Scientific name: Hygrophila corymbosa Siamensis
Geo. Location: Thailand, India, Malaysia, Indonesia
PH: 6.5 – 7.5
Temperature: 22 – 28 C
Water Hardness: 2 – 15dh
Size: 15 cm - 20 cm
Loc. In Tank: Background
Lighting Requirements: low
Growth Rate: Very Fast

It can be easily propagated by taking cuttings and planting them in the substrate. The plant is reported to be useful for absorbing ammonium and nitrates and helping to fight algal growth.