Hygrophila lancea ‘Araguaia’ Live Plant - Tissue Culture

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This Hygrophila’s leaves are maroon in colour – tending to purple, that are long and narrow growing up to 15cm horizontally in length.

Hygrophila Lancea or Araguaia as it was more commonly known years ago was named after the famous river in Brazil. Later on it was identified as originating from Asia and now known as Hygrophila Lancea. The height of this plant will  grow anywhere between 10 – 20cm. Careful pruning with help to bush out this plant. Generally grows slower compared with other Hygrophila’s. CO2 not essential but helps with growth rate. Medium to very high lighting will bring about more compact growth and maintain the nice rich colour of this plant.

    Tissue cultures are in a 5cm container - simply rinse gel and plant.

    Tissue Culture Plants have been grown in sterile laboratory conditions producing premium quality plants free from algae, pesticides and pests.

    Sold in food grade plastic pots, our Tissue Culture Plants are grown in a unique nutrient rich agar jelly. Easy to sell, the plants do not require watering and will continue to grow provided they are sealed and have sufficient light.

    Tissue Culture Plants will grow in fresh water aquariums, aquascapes and terrariums. Because of the wonderful qualities of these plants, they have grown, and continue to grow in popularity with Australian hobbyists.

    In ideal conditions, shelf life will be approx 4 weeks.

    Basic care instructions:

    • Do not remove lid or contamination will occur
    • Keep in well lit area
    • Storage temperate should not exceed 30°C

    Each pot is 50mm in diameter and packed full of healthy plants.

    How to Plant Tissue Cultures:

    • Set up a small container or bowl with some aquarium water 
    • Remove the tissue culture and gel by tipping the container upside down
    • Remove as many large chunks of gel either with your hand or tweezers
    • Use the water to loosen and remove as much gel as possible
    • Once as much of the gel has been removed, begin to plant the roots into your aquarium 
    • Tweezers are best used for planting - ensure the roots have been secured into soil to prevent the tissue culture from being uprooted 

    Scientific Name

    Hygrophila lancea


      • Midground 

      Care Level: Beginner


      • Moderate to high


      • Recommended 


      • Nutrient-rich substrate is recommended 

      Water Parameters:

      • Stable water parameters 
      • pH: 5 - 7
      • Temperature: between 20 - 26°C 

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