Why is my hygrophila polysperma turning red under high light

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At first my hygrophila polysperma had curling leaves alongside the newer leaves turning red.

I was able to fix the curling leaves but the newer leaves that are closer to the light are turning red. I know there is a hygrophila sp that turns red cause of high light but I'm not sure that is my one.

If it is a deficiency could some please tell me what it could be. I have tried looking at plant deficiency articles but none have helped.



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I did a Google search on hygrphila polysperma and most of the pictures have the reddish leaves on top. ..also most of the Web search s do too. (I've never seen this plant here so I don't actually know anything about it). I would think it's normal personally.

 

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Alot of plants are known to get reds and browns near the tips, more so if the light output is high. The newest growth closer to the light is growing better and faster, so there's a concentration of iron in that area as the new growth is where the plant is sending most of its resources. In short, its perfectly normal, and actually a good sign that your plant is happy.
 
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oh wow I had no idea lol and here I am cutting the red parts off because I thought they were dying
 

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