Hygrophila pinnatifida (Hygrophila pinnatifida)
Hygrophilus pinnatiphida (Hygrophilus peristonadresis) is a very unusual plant that lives in an aquarium. Due to the fact that the split leaves of this plant have a non-standard structure, it deserves such attention. The color of the leaves can be different, it changes from dark brown to green. If you grow a hygrophil in an aquarium, then the back of its leaves will have a pink or burgundy color. In nature, the hyphrophil peristadis cut reaches 40 cm in height; in an aquarium, the plant size is usually 15-20 cm.
The decorative properties of this plant perfectly helped him gain popularity among the aquarium flora. It is widely used in the design of aquariums. This modern term in aquariums is slowly becoming more popular, which makes it possible to store all kinds of compositions in the aquarium for a long time.
Hygrophilous peristadis is often used to decorate the middle of the aquarium, or install it on the back walls. It looks best on a plain plain background. You can also fix it on pebbles or snags, at the discretion of the designer.
A plant can live not only in large aquariums, but also in small ones, insofar as it grows for a long time and reaches a relatively small size. The amount of light has virtually no effect on the growth rate of this plant. You can trim the shoots from above if you want it to not grow much.
How to care
The homeland of the hydrophilic pinnatifida is India, and there it is considered an ordinary weed, therefore, it does not require special care. It grows well in aquariums with warm water, where the temperature reaches 22 - 28 degrees Celsius. Not demanding on water hardness, so it can be any. You can put a little peat in the filter so that the water becomes slightly acidic.
Each representative of the species perfectly tolerates the darkness, but the best thing for him would be medium or bright light. Just bright lighting will not allow the plant to achieve large sizes, and it will grow slowly, and side shoots will also grow better.
The root of this plant is relatively small, so the quality of the soil is not so significant. The plant can perfectly fix on the substrate. The soil is preferably sandy or gravel.
Carbon dioxide and various fertilizers, when added to water, contribute to the proper growth of the plant. To a greater extent, this plant needs potassium, due to which the leaves will not be covered in small holes and will cease to fall off.
Hygrophilus pinnathiphyde can also be grown in a humid place, with proper lighting and good soil. In this case, the leaves will be wide and small in length.
Adhering to all the rules of detention, and taking appropriate care, the hygrophilous pinnatiphida will begin to produce horizontal processes, subsequently taking root, which will then grow.
In order to achieve the best visual effect, the hyphrophilus peristadis cut is planted into the aquarium in small heaps of some branches. If the plant grows too much upwards, then the top will most likely be cut off. After which it will begin to cluster and will have the most beautiful visual effect. If there are too many lateral shoots and they begin to harm the main bush, they are advised to cut.
The plant will look great in any part of the aquarium, along with other plants and decorations, creating a unique composition.