“Araguaia” is a river system in Brazil and it is under this name that the plant has become known. There are many signs, however, that the plant is a Hygrophila lancea from Japan and Hong Kong. The stem becomes 10-20 cm tall and 6-15 cm wide. It has compact, tight-sitting leaves and grows branches easily. Pinching of the stems maintains a bushy look. The plant is reddish brown to purple in colour and is promoted by good growth conditions. The growth rate is average for a Hygrophila.
|Complete botanical name||Hygróphila láncea Miq.|
|pH value||4 – 7|
|Temperature tolerance||18 – 30°C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 – 7°dKH|
|General hardness||0 – 30°dGH|
|Can grow emersed?||yes|