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Staurogyne repens - Aqua Essentials
Staurogyne repens - Aqua Essentials
Staurogyne repens - Aqua Essentials
Staurogyne repens - Aqua Essentials

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Staurogyne repens

Model:P2021080

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Quick Facts

Rating: Average

Common name:

Origin: South America

Position in Aquarium: Foreground

Grows up to (cm): 10 cm

Pot Size: 5 cm

Growth rate: Medium pace

Plant Sizes

Just wanted to give you a heads up that the image of the plant you'll be receiving is just an example of what you can expect. Each plant is unique and may vary in size and shape, so it won't be an exact match to the photo. If we provide a size guide, keep in mind that it's just an estimate and that plants can vary in size depending on the time of year.

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If you choose Express Delivery, we will replace any plants that are damaged due to delays. Express Delivery is a fast, trackable, and reliable option with a one hour delivery window. It also ensures that the plants will arrive in the same condition as when they left our facility. If you choose a different postage option, such as Tracked 24 or Tracked 48, you will not be covered for any damages due to delays and will assume the risk yourself if the plants do not arrive in good condition. Express Delivery includes an insurance policy, which may cost more but provides added peace of mind.



If you order before 4pm we dispatch the same working day (Mon-Fri). Shipping prices start at £4.99 depending on the speed of delivery required.

Staurogyne repens (more about it here) is a fresh green, compact and hardy plant for the foreground of the aquarium. Its nearest relative in the aquaristic is Hygrophila, but Staurogyne repens is different with it's marked compact, low and bushy stature and small green leaves.

In 2005, Tropica received this plant from an aquarist and later, also visited the habitat of Staurogyne repens. Here, Staurogyne repens grew on rocks in the River Rio Cristalino in Mato Grosso in the southern Amazonas. DNA analyses reveal that Staurogyne repens is closely related to Hygrophila which is also present in South America.

Staurogyne repens is a fresh looking green plant with stiff brownish stems. The leaves are relatively small as compared to the Hygrophila genus, in particular, when underwater. Staurogyne repens also grow somewhat slower than the known species of Hygrophila. The sales pot resembles that of Hygrophila with upright stems but Staurogyne repens also have several horizontal stems produced on the basis of the plant.

It is particularly underwater that Staurogyne repens differs from the known species of Hygrophila. Staurogyne repens is suitable for the foreground and middle ground of the aquarium. During planting in the aquarium, the longest upright shoots should be cut off and each pot should be divided into 2 to 4 pieces which are then planted close to each other in a small group. The emergent leaves will eventually die-off when underwater and these may also be removed during planting. By doing so, the low compact growth form is maintained. In the aquarium, Staurogyne repens develops new horizontally creeping shoots from the plant basis which soon form a beautiful carpet. The ability makes it an ideal plant for the foreground.

Tropica produces Staurogyne repens from tissue culture and it is available in pots as well as in 1-2-Grow! cups.

Staurogyne repens is a strong and vital plant that prefers medium to high light and supplement of CO2.

Staurogyne repens also requires some fertilisation. A combination of a nutrient-rich substrate (Tropica Plant Care Substrate or Aquarium Soil) in addition to the supply of micronutrients (Premium fertiliser) is necessary in order to maintain the fresh green colours of the leaves and constant, covering growth.

In case the vertical shoots have been removed prior to planting, it may take months until further trimming is required. At that time, new vertical shoots may be removed on a weekly basis.

Staurogyne repens is apart from being an excellent foreground plant for the planted tank also very suitable for nano aquaria because of its slow and creeping growth and hardy nature.

Staurogyne repens - Aqua Essentials
Staurogyne repens - Aqua Essentials
Staurogyne repens - Aqua Essentials
Staurogyne repens - Aqua Essentials

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1. Delivery Information

How much does shipping cost?
Shipping starts from £4.99 up to 5kgs on a tracked 48 service. If you want it faster (recommended for plants) then choose Tracked 24 £6.99) or DPD Express Delivery (£8.99).

How long does shipping take?
Not long in general. DPD is the fastest service available and if you order before pm we'll dispatch the same working day. DPD aim to get the parcel to you in 1-2 working days (excluding bank holidays).

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Customer Reviews

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Phillip B.
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Healthy strong plants that were securely packaged and quickly delivered. All in the region of 3” to 4 “ tall. Have been planted in my tank with Tropica Aquarium soil and CO2 injection and are rooting well and are healthy. Zero leaf melt witnessed and no snails etc. Will eagerly use Aquaessentials again for their plants.

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Phillip B.
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Healthy strong plants that were securely packaged and quickly delivered. All in the region of 3” to 4 “ tall. Have been planted in my tank with Tropica Aquarium soil and CO2 injection and are rooting well and are healthy. Zero leaf melt witnessed and no snails etc. Will eagerly use Aquaessentials again for their plants.

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David M.
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Great litte plant, arrived looking healthy and now growing well in tank, compact with plenty of new shoots.

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David M.
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Great litte plant, arrived looking healthy and now growing well in tank, compact with plenty of new shoots.

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David M.
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Plant arrived in perfect condition and is growing well in tank.

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David M.
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Plant arrived in perfect condition and is growing well in tank.

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Kenny F.
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Excellent plants and no hassle delivery. Plants are thriving well.

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Kenny F.
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Excellent plants and no hassle delivery. Plants are thriving well.

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John F.
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Nice plant, split into many small plantlets and all doing well. Arrived in excellent condition and well packaged.

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John F.
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Nice plant, split into many small plantlets and all doing well. Arrived in excellent condition and well packaged.

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