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Tropica Hygrophila lancea Araguaia 1-2-GROW! - Aqua Essentials
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Tropica Hygrophila lancea Araguaia 1-2-GROW!

Model:051B TC

30 total reviews

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Quick Facts

Rating: Average

Common name:

Position in Aquarium: Foreground

Growth rate: Medium pace

Grows up to:

Pot size: 7 cm

Origin: South America

Plant Sizes

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.

our delivery promise to you

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.

“Araguaia” is a river system in Brazil and it is under this name that the plant has become known. There are many signs, however, that the plant is a Hygrophila lancea from Japan and Hong Kong. The stem becomes 10-20 cm tall and 6-15 cm wide. It has compact, tight-sitting leaves and grows branches easily. Pinching of the stems maintains a bushy look. The plant is reddish brown to purple in colour and is promoted by good growth conditions. The growth rate is average for a Hygrophila.

Where to use the plant 

Hygrophila ‘Araguaia’ is best used as a foreground plant in medium to large aquariums, or potentially in the midground in smaller tanks. It does best with more light so consider this when positioning next to other plants that could overshadow it. Its colour makes it a perfect contrast to brighter green plants and its relatively fine textures leaves look effective next to broader textured leaves or aquarium decor. It can also be used as an epiphyte plant attached to decor if growth conditions are appropriate.

Maintaining the plant 

Hygrophila ‘Araguaia’ isn’t usually a fast grower due to its position low down in the aquarium with less light reaching it. Trimming the stems with sharp aquascaping scissors will promote side shoot growth and these off-cuts can be re-planted if desired. Any excess plants should be discarded of responsibly to prevent them from entering any natural waterways. It does best in a nutrient-rich substrate such as Tropica Aquarium Soil and Nutrition Capsules can be added for additional root feeding. Feed the plant leaves regularly with a liquid fertiliser.

Summary 

The wonderful Hygrophila ‘Araguaia’ is a great plant to add extra interest to any layout. With its unique colouration and texture, and compact growth it is perfect to add foreground interest to your aquascape. Provide it with good growing conditions to get the best results and we are sure you will love this plant as much as we do!

Success with your aquarium depends largely on the proper plant choice. In a 1•2•Grow! cup you buy a myriad of plants which can be divided into small portions and cover a larger area. Plants are compact from the start so you will experience a dense and beautiful growth, if you give them the right fertilser and CO2 from the start! The range is perfect for small and medium sized aquariums, and your patience will be rewarded...

Tropica Hygrophila lancea Araguaia 1-2-GROW! - Aqua Essentials
Tropica Hygrophila lancea Araguaia 1-2-GROW! - Aqua Essentials
Tropica Hygrophila lancea Araguaia 1-2-GROW! - Aqua Essentials
Tropica Hygrophila lancea Araguaia 1-2-GROW! - Aqua Essentials
Tropica Hygrophila lancea Araguaia 1-2-GROW!

Product details

1. Grown in a laboratory

Tissue Cultured Plants are unique in so much as they are grown in a laboratory and not a greenhouse. As a result of this, a cast iron guarantee is offered which is 100% so snails and no pesticides.

2. How to handle them

They're a bit different from potted plants because they're grown in an agae solution that contains nutrients and hormones to encrougage plants to grow. Some agar is liquid, others are more solid depending on what the growers prefers. Regardless once they arrive with you, acclimatise to room temperature and then rinse under luke warm tap water. Then plant up.

3. Pot sizes

Nearly all TC pots are 5cm in diameter and the pots will range in fullness depending on many factors such as the natural growth speed of the plant and the time the grower has held them for. Sometimes the pots are exceptionally full and sometimes not so full - something we cannot control. But either way, they're still really good value when you look at the overall plant mass.

Guarantees

  • All In Stock

    Everything you see on the site is in stock, ready to ship. No special orders, no waiting around.

  • Fast Dispatch

    Fast shipping. If you order before 4pm Mon-Fri, we'll ship the same day. Whoooosh.

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Customer Reviews

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Shane H.
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Very nice little plant. Very good quality as you would expect from a Tropica tissue culture pot. On day 12 now as I write this and seeing some good growth. Cant wait to see it at it's peak.

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Shane H.
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Very nice little plant. Very good quality as you would expect from a Tropica tissue culture pot. On day 12 now as I write this and seeing some good growth. Cant wait to see it at it's peak.

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David H.
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Arrived in excellent condition and easy to plant, growing nicely in the tank. Although the plant is small it will grow and a big plus you can split the plant into 6 pieces or less so your actually getting more than one plant for the price of one.

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David H.
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Arrived in excellent condition and easy to plant, growing nicely in the tank. Although the plant is small it will grow and a big plus you can split the plant into 6 pieces or less so your actually getting more than one plant for the price of one.

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Ozeer A.
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Good plant

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Ozeer A.
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Good plant

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Andrew Culley
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It's growing but very slowly even though it said 30cm in 30days on the packaging.

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Andrew Culley
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It's growing but very slowly even though it said 30cm in 30days on the packaging.

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Mrs Christine Blackwood
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I have been plagued with snails when buying plants from other suppliers so it is nice to have some that are snail free and very healthy. I will watch the plants grow with great pleasure knowing that they won't be eaten from the bottom up.

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Mrs Christine Blackwood
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I have been plagued with snails when buying plants from other suppliers so it is nice to have some that are snail free and very healthy. I will watch the plants grow with great pleasure knowing that they won't be eaten from the bottom up.

We're environmentally friendly

  • 1. Sustainable Packaging

  • 2. Fast Delivery

  • 3. Guarantee

Your plants will be wrapped with recyclable Honey Comb wrap - sounds cool because it is :). It interlocks which means we don't need to use tape either, reducing our impact on the environment.

Not only is delivery fast with DPD Express but it's also green as they offset all the carbon their vehicles produce. Guilt free delivery which we're very proud of...

We guarantee you'll be happy with your order. But if you're not, please contact us so we can resolve. We are 100% here to help and will always do our best to resolve any issues - that's a promise.

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Bought several Tropica tissue culture 1•2 grow pots and all were in excellent condition. Couldn't be happier.

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Lovely plants and incredible customer service!

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