Hygrophila corymbosa "Compact"

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Steve Smith, 26 Aug 2008.

  1. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Just wondered if anyone had any experiences with this plant? I'm considering it as a smallish bushy plant for my mid-low light 80cm tank :)
     
  2. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    From what I've read it's exactly the same as all other hygropholia's in the sense that it is extremely hardy and a useful "canary in a cage" plant. The only exception being it likes slightly higher light levels that standard Hygro.
     
  3. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, and it doesn't stay compact for very long in a well fed tank so you do have to prune it. On the other hand it might live up to it's billing in a mid-low light environment though. The plant looks gorgeous in the emmersed form but goes from elegant swan to ugly duckling (at least under high lighting it does). Staurogyne might be a better way to go since it's leaves get smaller whereas corymbosa's leaves get much larger.

    Cheers,
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Thanks for the info guys :)

    I might pilfer some staurogyne from my other tank :)
     
  5. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    You`ve got that right. I doubt I`ll ever bother with it again.

    Dave.
     
  6. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi All,i have this plant in my setup and i can assure you after a period of about six weeks it goes from compact to very tall,i wouldnt bother with it again but i sure aint gonna bin it :lol: regards john.
     

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