Hygrophila Difformis, commonly known as Water Wisteria or Water Sprite, is a fast-growing stem plant with bright green foliage. Beginner hobbyists flock to this aquarium plant for its easy care, undemanding nature, and quick growth. We also recommend this aquarium plant for beginners who are looking to transition to keeping live aquarium plants for the first time and are looking for an easy-going choice that will fill their aquarium tank readily. Hygrophila Difformis, aka Water Wisteria, does not require too much care and can adapt to a wide range of aquarium tank parameters. Water Wisteria also does well to help absorb excess nutrients in the water column, helping to outcompete algae and preventing its growth.
As Hygrophila Difformis grows very quickly, it has the potential to grow unruly if not maintained and pruned regularly. We recommend this aquarium plant for the midground and background aquatic plant choices in a planted tank. Propagation is simple and trimmed stems can be replanted into quality aquarium soil.
Low to Medium
Trim and plant stems
Tissue culture aquatic plants are grown in-vitro by laboratories who specialize in propagating aquatic plants. There is a huge selection of plant species that have been propagated this way. This is truly the best option for those who want absolutely zero unwanted pests, algae and pesticides. This makes them perfect for shrimp keepers and any planted tank enthusiasts alike.
NOTE: It is important to remove the tissue culture agar gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away, divide, and plant.
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday through Thursday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.
Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.
No worries, we’ll take care of everything as long as it fits the guidelines above.
Most answers to general questions can be found on our FAQ page.