Hygrophila 'Compact' aka "53Baby"

Hygrophila 'Compact' aka "53Baby"

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TFK UK Disclaimer - Tom gave this one its common name - we're very sorry.

A very compact variety of Hygrophila corymbosa, with the leaves set close to the stalk.

Forms numerous side shoots, enhancing the compact appearance. The leaves are a dark brownish-green, when the plant leaves the nursery, but after a transitional period in the aquarium they turn pale green and silver-white on the underside.

In strong light, the newest leaves may become reddish brown and in dimmer light, the oldest ones die away after a while. New side shoots often forms to replace the old ones.