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Wisteria (Hygrophila Difformis) - Potted

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Wisteria (Hygrophila Difformis) | Potted

Hygrophila Difformis, also known as Water Wisteria or Synnema Triflorum, originates from India and Thailand. It produces finely branched leaves that have a delicate appearance and are unusually and irregularly shaped. Under good conditions, Wisteria will grow fast and the plant is prized in the aquarium hobby for its ability to quickly absorb excess nutrients from the water column, keeping your aquarium clean of pollutants and tank inhabitants healthy. 

Care & Maintenance

This unusual aquarium plant's leaf shape is highly influenced by aquarium water temperature and lighting. At lower temperatures, the plant will produce smaller and thicker leaves but at higher temperatures, the leaves will grow larger and more divided. In addition at lower intensity lighting, the plant's lower leaves may drop off and the spacing between the leaves will increase. At higher intensity lighting, the plant will appear more compact.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Medium
  • Temperature Range: 71-86°F
  • Tank Placement: Background

Hygrophila Difformis must be provided with adequate space to thrive. It looks best when planted in well-spaced groups of four to six stems. The plant can be propagated from cuttings or by side shoots.

Wisteria is also available as bare-root plants.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us any time!

Reviews (2)

  • 5
    Wisteria Potted
    Posted by Laura Kantorzyk on 24 Aug 2022

    Ive never tried this plant before. Very healthy. Looks great!

  • 5
    Wisteria review
    Posted by Dana on 21 Jun 2022

    Lovely plant! Much larger and fuller than expected!