Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis 53B' Easy Background Potted Plant

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 If you're in our group you've probably heard of 53b. Now get some of your own.  

An easy plant 

Type: Stem
Origin: Asia
Growth rate: Medium
Height: 15 - 30+
Light demand: Low
CO2 : Low

 

 If you order between 1 and 3 plants they may be sent out of their original packaging to reduce postage costs. 

Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis 53B' is a variety of Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis'. This Hygrophila 'Siamensis 53B' forms an incredible amount of side shoots and becomes bushy relatively rapidly.

Stems becomes 15-40 cm tall and 7-12 cm wide. Its beautiful bright green leaves are narrower than the regular 'Siamensis' and it can achieve red-brown leaves in good light conditions. An undemanding, fast growing plant that requires frequent pruning to maintain a bushy growth. Replant cut-off shoots; they will soon form new roots and grow.

Need more proof that 53B is the thing to have, we got number 1 fan Tom to give us a few words on his favourite plant. 

Hygrophila siamensis “53B” – not the shortest or most elegant of names, and neither is it the most exciting plant in the world, but its one of my favourites – to the point I have a t-shirt professing my love of it, and yes I have worn it outside!! So why do I like it so much? Truth be told, it was a more recent discovery for me after seeing George Farmer working with it. First of all – it’s low tech , very low tech. I don’t run CO2 on any of my tanks, and up until recently I haven’t even considered “proper” plant lighting – yet I can grow 53B quite happily in sand, albeit with a different morphology to the stuff growing in proper aquascaping substrate. That’s a key thing – it’ll handle most environments. Secondly – it grows, and it grows fast. That’s both a blessing and a curse – it means you get coverage really really quickly, and loads of cuttings you can do other things with, but you do have to remember to keep it trimmed – otherwise it does a very good jungle impression and you start to run out of room for the water in the tank! It’s also very forgiving – you can pretty much butcher it and it’ll grow back. For people I know that struggle with real plants, it’s one I often direct them towards. Alright there will always be someone that can kill even the hardiest of plants, but for most new planted tank keepers, it’s a winner in my eyes.