Hygrophila Polysperma

Hygrophila Polysperma

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General Description

Common Names - Synonyms
Dwarf Hygrophila, Miramar weed, Indian waterweed
Order
Lamiales
Genus
Hygrophila
Family
Acanthaceae
Origin - Distribution
  1. South Asia
Level of Difficulty
Beginner / Easy
Height
50-60cm (19.6-23.6 Inches) High
Width
0-10cm (0-3.9 Inches) Wide
Growth Rate
Fast
Light Requirements
Low Light (15-35 PAR)
Co2 Requirements
No (Low light)
Temperature Tolerance
4 to 30
Plant Type
Stem Plant
Carbonate Hardness (dKH)
2 to 15
Can Be Grown Emmersed?
Yes

Distribution

H. polysperma is native to Tropical Asia, and has been found in the regions of: India, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. In India, H. polysperma is found in wet areas to an altitude of 1600m. It is also present in southern China, and is very rare in the lowlands of Taiwan.

H. polysperma is currently naturalized in Florida and Texas in the southern United States, and has also established in northern Mexico. H. polysperma has been reported in the past as being established as far north as Virginia, though the current status of this population in unknown. H. polysperma has recently been reported in Europe for the first time, where plants were found in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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