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Temple plant
(Hygrophila corymbosa)

Temple plant

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Scientific name
Hygrophila corymbosa
Nomaphila corymbosa

Common name
Temple plant
Hygrophila corymbosa siamensis
Giant hygro


what are his countries of origin?

Origin: India, Malaysia, Indonesia

Ideal fertilization

how to fertilize this plant?

CO2: 10-40mg/l
Nitrates (NO3): 10-50mg/l
Phosphates (PO4): 0.1-3mg/l
Potassium (K): 5-30mg/l
Iron (Fe): 0.01-0.5mg/l


which group is this plant?



what is the type of plant?



What are the Water parameters for the maintenance of this plant?

T°: 8 to 28°C or 46 to 82°F
pH: 6 to 7.5
Hardness: 5 to 25°dGH





what brightness is needed?



what is the maximum size of the plant?

40 to 70cm (16 to 27.5")


in which area of the aquarium install this plant?



how fast does this plant grow?



Who is the Temple plant?


Who is the Temple plant?

This very adaptable plant will find its place as well in aquarium as in aquaterrarium or paludarium.

The Temple plant has pretty leaves of about 10 centimetres (4"). They are quite variable, both in shape and colour, ranging from a soft green to a brownish green.

It is a perfect plant for beginners, as it accepts very wide parameters that are easy to obtain: neutral or slightly acidic water, soft or fairly hard.

It has a great power of absorption of nitrates (NO3) and phosphates (PO4), which is quite important and useful to maintain good quality water and fight against algae.

Planting and maintenance

How to plant and maintain the Temple plant?

Planting and maintenance

How to plant and maintain the Temple plant?

For a beautiful installation, plan a background planting as this plant can become large and bulky. Space the feet so that they do not deprive each other of light.

To make it thrive, place it under strong light. Under good lighting, the Giant Hygrophila will spread very quickly and you will observe the growth of new leaves regularly.

If it becomes too large, it can hide the light in the lower areas, including at its own foot. To avoid this, pruning should be kept small when necessary.

A CO2 supply is a plus, but it is not necessary to do so in order to maintain the plant well.


How to farm the Temple plant?


How to farm the Temple plant?

Very quick and easy. Cut a cutting from the main foot of about 10 to 12 centimetres (4 to 5") at least. Replant it directly into the substrate at a distance from the mother plant (space must be left for all the plants to receive enough light). New roots will form quickly.

Good To know

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Good To know

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This plant can live in the partially emerged part of the water, as long as its foot remains in the water. If it comes out of the water, it can form small white and blue flowers, but this is quite rare.

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