Hygrophila corymbose compact or Schisandra (Hygrophila corymbosa)
Hygrophila corymbosa compact (Hygrophila corymbosa) - an aquarium plant. It is recommended for beginners to grow, because it does not require complicated care, has excellent decorative qualities. The leaves of the plant can be in different shades of green: from bright green to bronze. Recommended for use in any aquarium.
Schizandra dwarf appeared due to selection in the Netherlands. It differs from an ordinary hygrophile in small dimensions. The plant is most often tall from 10 to 15 cm. The strongly flattened stalk of the hygrophil begins to branch directly at the root, with the formation of many leaves with a small distance between them. Schizandra dwarf is able to form a large number of side shoots. Leaf plates of the plant are light green in color, silvery on the back. After pinching the top, the growth of the main stem is stopped, lemongrass begins to branch quite quickly, resulting in thick bushes. In this form, the plant is often compared with Japanese bonsai. Schizandra dwarf is appreciated for its high decorative properties. These are compact bushes with a lot of leaves. It can look great on the background of other aquarium plants. Hygrophilus corymbose compact grows at an average rate. This property differs from other Hygrophils, which have a high growth rate and require more time to care for them.
How does a plant reproduce?
Schizandra dwarf simply multiplies. To do this, it is necessary to cut off the top with 3-4 internodes. In this case, after some time new processes will appear on the main trunk. A new place is chosen for the handle, after some time, the plant will take root and begin to grow. In this case, a powerful root system is formed. For the normal growth of the hygrophile, a fine fraction soil, poured not less than 3-5 cm, is required. The plant feels comfortable at a water temperature of 20-28 ° C. It can withstand a higher temperature of 30 ° C.
Schizandra dwarf is useful for an aquarium. Thanks to the plant, you can get rid of unnecessary algae. Hygrophilia is able to consume most of the phosphates, nitrates. Its role is invaluable for establishing biological balance in an aquarium. In addition, lemongrass is able to establish nitrogen exchange in the environment it is located. The plant is an indicator of phosphate.
Placement in the aquarium
Schizandra dwarf is an excellent ornamental plant that loves bright light. Well suited for aquariums of different sizes. It feels great in an aquarium with nutritious soil. Can be used to place in the foreground. Hygrophilus is an amphibian plant, while the leaves that appear above the water will be darker and round.
Hygrophil compact is a good indicator of the environment. In appearance, you can understand exactly what trace elements he lacks.
If there is not enough potassium, then the external signs of the plant will appear in this way:
- On the leaves, most often the lower ones, small holes will begin to appear;
- New leaves will begin to grow smaller in size;
- Leaves begin to curl, deform, lower and completely fall off;
- Leaf blades turn yellow;
- Slowly growing;
- The tops die off.
With a lack of phosphorus is observed:
- New growing leaves become dark green with a reddish tint.