Blue Hygro (Hygrophila salcifolia)

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Hygrophila Salicifolia, commonly known as Willow Hygro or Giant Hygrophila, is a striking aquatic plant prized for its elegant, willow-like leaves and vibrant green coloration. This care guide will help you understand how to cultivate and maintain Hygrophila Salicifolia in your aquarium effectively.

Aquarium Requirements:

  1. Tank Size: A tank with a capacity of 20 gallons (75 liters) or larger is recommended to accommodate the size of Hygrophila Salicifolia.

  2. Substrate: Use a nutrient-rich substrate such as aquatic soil or gravel enriched with root tabs to promote healthy growth.

  3. Lighting: Provide moderate to high lighting conditions, ideally with a timer set for 8-10 hours a day. Ensure that the light is evenly distributed to prevent shading.

  4. Water Temperature: Maintain a temperature between 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C).

  5. Water Parameters: Aim for a pH level between 6.5 and 7.5 and a water hardness (GH) of 4-8 dGH.

Planting Hygrophila Salicifolia:

  1. Planting Depth: Plant the Hygrophila Salicifolia stems at least 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm) deep into the substrate.

  2. Spacing: Space individual stems about 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm) apart to allow for proper growth and prevent overcrowding.

  3. Trimming: Regularly trim the tops of the stems to encourage bushier growth and prevent them from overshadowing other plants in your aquarium.

Water Care:

  1. Water Changes: Perform weekly water changes of 20-30% to maintain water quality and remove excess nutrients that can contribute to algae growth.

  2. Fertilization: Use a liquid fertilizer or root tabs specifically designed for aquatic plants to provide essential nutrients. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

  3. CO2 Injection: Although not strictly necessary, CO2 injection can promote faster and more robust growth. Monitor your plants' response to determine if CO2 supplementation is needed.


  1. Hygrophila Salicifolia can be propagated through stem cuttings. Simply cut healthy stems and plant them in the substrate, where they will root and grow into new plants.

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