Hygrophila Odora Tissue Culture

Hygrophila Odora Tissue Culture

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Hygrophila odora, also known as Hygrophila sp. 'Guinea' or Hygrophila sp. 'Afrika', is a remarkable and rare aquatic plant highly sought after by aquascaping enthusiasts. Native to Western Africa, particularly regions such as Guinea, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, this plant is renowned for its distinctive appearance and demanding care requirements.

Key Features:

  • Unique Appearance: In its emersed form, Hygrophila odora boasts strong, upright stems with lanceolate leaves covered in dense, sticky glandular hairs, and it produces light blue to purple flowers in the upper leaf axils. Submersed, it transforms into a completely different plant, with hairless, light green, narrow, pinnatisect leaves, and relatively thick, hard stems.
  • Distinctive Scent: The emersed form has a notable aroma when touched, reminiscent of a male goat, which is unique to this species.
  • Decorative Value: Its visually striking leaves and potential for beautiful purple flowers make it a highly decorative addition to any aquarium.

Optimal Growing Conditions:

  • Lighting: Hygrophila odora thrives under strong lighting, which is essential for its growth and overall health.
  • Water Parameters: Prefers soft water with a pH range of 4.5 to 7.0 and carbonate hardness (KH) between 0 to 7 °dKH. It grows best at temperatures between 24 to 28°C but can tolerate a range of 18 to 30°C.
  • Nutrients: This plant requires an ample supply of both macro- and micronutrients, including CO2 supplementation. It is sensitive to phosphate deficiency, so maintaining a PO4 concentration of at least 0.3 mg/l is recommended.
  • Growth and Propagation: Hygrophila odora has a slow to moderately fast growth rate, depending on the conditions. It can be propagated through stem cuttings, with both top and lateral shoots being viable. Letting the stems float for a few weeks can encourage the formation of lateral shoots, which can then be planted.

Care Tips:

  • Substrate Fertilization: To ensure healthy growth, consider adding substrate fertilizers, as the plant benefits from a nutrient-rich environment.
  • Space Requirements: When grown emersed, it requires a lot of space due to its potential height of nearly a meter.
  • Handling: Be cautious when handling, as the emersed stems are brittle and can break easily.

Conclusion:

Hygrophila odora is a stunning and unique plant that, with proper care, can be a captivating addition to your aquascape. Its striking appearance, coupled with the challenges of cultivation, makes it a prized specimen for experienced aquarists looking to enhance their underwater landscapes.

  • Sold as a Tissue Culture plants with vitamin liquid/gelp
  • Bag size: Approx. 4 inches. Yield many small plants
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Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, and pesticides, grow emerged or submerge.

    Scientific Name

    Hygrophila Odora

    Synonyms

    Hygrophila sp. 'Guinea'

    Common Name

    Hygrophila sp. 'Afrika'

    Plant Type

    Stem Plants

    Placement

    Midground / Background

    CO2

    Recommended

    Growth Rates

    Medium

    Difficulty Level

    Easy

    Nutrient Substrate

    Required

    Can it grow emerged?

    Yes

    Lighting Requirements

    Medium - High

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        Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

        However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

        1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
        2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
        3. We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
        4. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
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        Customer Reviews

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        Alex Fitch
        No assembly required !

        The Java moss on a stone rectangle (I bought seven, for the front edge of the aquarium) fits neatly into place, and by next morning I had a delicate lacy hedge for foreground. Beautiful effect, beautiful plants.

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        Deana Wells
        Wish I would have got another one

        I really like it very full and healthy looking. Was worried because mail got it late to me and it was very cold. I just let it get room temp and put it in and it looks great.

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        Anna
        I need more moss!

        I bought this thinking I wanted to use it as a ground option plant (because of the slate) but then I ended up placing them in the groves oh my Malaysian driftwood and it was so beautiful. The colors are so natural and the quality is superb. I’m relatively new to the hobby but this is the best Java miss I’ve come across.

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        Kristie Charbonneau
        Great Plants

        I recently started looking into planted aquariums and started with a small bunch. I will definitely order again. I’m on my second tank, this time it’s for shrimp! I absolutely love this hobbie!

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        Charlie
        Looking good!

        Shrimp loved the first one so I got another!

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        Charisma
        Happy Shrimp

        Plonked the slate into the tank, gently fluffed the moss a little with tweezers, and my shrimp went straight for it. It's been in there for a few days now, and it's still healthy, fluffy, and green, and making my shrimp very happy. Will definitely buy again.

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