Water Wisteria


Common Name: Water Wisteria
Latin Name: Hygrophila Difformis
Plant Form: Stem Plant
Sold as: Bunched
Tank Placement:Mid-ground or Background
Max Size: 2+ Feet
Temperature: 74-84 degrees
pH: 6.5-8.5
Growth Rate: Very Fast
Propagation: Cuttings
Planting Location: Planted in substrate or left floating
Lighting: Any
Supplements: None needed, but appreciates Co2 and liquid fertalizers
Difficulty: Very Easy
Good for Beginner: Yes

Water Wisteria is a fast growing stem plant that has bright green, uniquely shaped leaves. It is a great plant for soaking up extra nutrients in a tank and looks great in any tank. It grows very fast and can be propagated by simply cutting the stem about 4 or 5 inches down from the top and planting it in the soil or floating.


Wisteria adapts easily to almost any environment. Its leaves will grow in different shapes depending on the temperature of the water and the amount of light it receives. It can even be grown emersed and sold as a tube plant, but the leaves of an emersed plant will look entirely different from the leaves that develop underwater.

Wisteria responds quite well to iron supplements, but will usually grow noticeably during a single day even under low light with no fertilizers or CO2 being added to the water.

Roots and new leaves will sprout from the "joints" on the stem; propagation is as easy as pinching off segments of stem that contain one or more joints.

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