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Hygrophila balsamica (Hygrophila balsamica)
Hygrophila balsamica (Hygrophila balsamica)

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Product Code: BP67

If its emersed shoots are placed directly into an aquarium containing fish or invertebrates, the animals will be poisoned. However, the plant is not at all toxic in its submersed form and may be used without issue once submersed growth is obtained. Since many nurseries growing aquatic plants grow their stock emersed, it's easy to see why it is still so uncommon. That is beginning to change as it becomes more widely traded and sold among hobbyists and online sellers.

This stem plant is much more suitable for aquariums with abundant light and co2. Needs for a great deal of iron It does not place any special demands on the grower and is not particularly susceptible to stunting or any other common problems.

It grows an abundance of side shoots and quickly sprouts new ones from the tops of stems. Even individual leaves left to float around the aquarium will grow roots and eventually become new plants, so it bears mentioning that it is not a low maintenance plant.

Hygrophila balsamica needs a lot of room. It can grow to be very large!
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  • Family Name: Acanthaceae
  • Native To: India, Sri Lanka
  • Lighting: Medium-High
  • pH: 6-8
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Stem
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement: Background
  • Available As: Bunch

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Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Love balsamica April 16, 2011
Reviewer: ML Williams from Roselle,NJUnited States  
The first few times I got this plant it all died back.  I had one little stem that had decent growth.  When I began to fertilize and add CO2, the plant took off. Wish I could post pictures.  This plant gets extremely large though.  It is almost too large for my 75 gallon so if you choose this one, make sure you have a lot of room to let it do it's thing.


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New growth February 22, 2009
Reviewer: Mark Carlson from St Marys, GA United States  
Unsure about this one to this point.  Shortly after planting (about two weeks ago) most of the leaves slowly turned brown.  Due to handling or shipping stress...IDK.  New growth has formed though and only time will tell at this point.  More to come.

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