Family Name: Acanthaceae
Light: Medium to High
Propagation: Cut stem, new growth, or lateral shoots
Growth rate: Moderate
Tissue culture plants are grown in vitro from a state of the art laboratory specialized in propagating aquatic plants. They provide the best option for those who want to ensure that absolutely zero unwanted pests are introduced into the aquarium.
Hygrophila Pinnatifida is a unique plant that originates from India. The leaves can range from brown, purple, red, green or yellow depending on the conditions that its kept in. This plant does best under high lighting with Co2 and fertilization. It has been reported to be susceptible to potassium deficiency, distinguished by small holes in the older leaves.
This versatile plant can be grown submerged or emersed, with soil and without. We have tried planting stems directly into soil as well as gluing onto rock/wood. In both instances, the stems will eventually root and anchor itself. Under high lighting, the stems generally stay shorter and more compact while sending out lateral shoots which can be cut and replanted or simply left alone to grow. Cutting the stems horizontally can work as well but in our experience, new growth tends to take longer.
Remove tissue culture gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away or soak the plant in water and squeeze the gel off with your fingers.
Because we love our plants so much and don't want to let them go, we only ship on Monday. Just kidding!
For the safety of these magical plants, we only ship Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. Orders placed after 1pm Pacific Time will be shipped the following day.
Rimless aquariums and other hard goods will be shipped Monday through Friday via UPS Ground or freight. When purchasing plants/livestock with any hard goods, they will sometimes be shipped separately; but don't worry, we'll be sure to keep you updated with your purchase!
Please make sure your shipping address is correct as we will not be held responsible for DOA due to an undeliverable addresses.
Hard goods can be returned up to 30 days after purchase for a full refund as long as the product is unused and new in box. We offer store credit for items that have been opened and used. Customer will have to pay for return shipping freight.
We are unable to accept returns for perishable items such as plants or livestock. However, feel free to reach out to us if you are unsatisfied in any way! We do provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
If your plants arrived DOA (Dead On Arrival), please provide a clear picture of the plants sealed in its original packaging within 12 hours of the package arrival at the shipping address.
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During winter (under 50°F at your location), please remember to add a heat pack to your order to receive our DOA guarantee. Orders without the purchase of a heat pack will not qualify for DOA replacements, refunds or credits.
Don’t worry, we’ll take care of your order as long as it fits within the guidelines above!
We will not be able to refund gift cards for cash from the gift card receiver. However, if you purchased the gift card for someone and decide you need a refund, please contact us!
My plants got to me fast and they were in wonderful condition. I’ve bought plants from here before and they always exceed my expectations!
One came slightly open with almost all the grow gel gone and the on the cake in a brown muck and melted package was un opened. I still planted cause roots looked okay. Probably won’t order again.
I have always wanted this plant and finally found some here at Buceplant.com (my new favorite planted tank shop). The plants were healthy and now starting to grow a little after a week or so. I look forward to it's unique beauty to be on full display as it gets to be full size. Blessed!
I’m very satisfied with the plants, but there were a few small problems. It seemed like the tissue culture cup had been kept a little too long, there were some dead plants and almost all of the plants that came in the cup had a dying/dead leaf or two. I just took them off and planted the plants, it was no big deal. They have been growing very quickly and I’ve seen tons of new leaves. It was overall a great product!