“Araguaia” is a river system in Brazil and it is under this name that the plant has become known. There are many signs, however, that the plant is a Hygrophila lancea from Japan and Hong Kong. The stem becomes 10-20 cm tall and 6-15 cm wide. It has compact, tight-sitting leaves and grows branches easily. Pinching of the stems maintains a bushy look. The plant is reddish brown to purple in colour and is promoted by good growth conditions. The growth rate is average for a Hygrophila.
Beautiful and attractive
His is a very attractive plant. I absolutely love the dark red colour. It’s a nice accent to an otherwise green tank, and the texture is very elegant. Also, it’s been growing very nicely so far in my medium/high light tank with just a small bit of liquid carbon supplement and liquid fertilizer. (1 week later)