Limnophila Aromatica (Rare)

$19.99 inc. tax

Plant info

Type: Stem
Origin: Asia
Growth rate: Medium
Height: 20 – 30+
Light demand: Low
CO2 : Low


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Limnophila aromatica / hippuridoides is an easy stem plant that originates from Asia. It is often found as a weed in Asia rice paddy fields and is used as an aromatic herb (Ngò om) in some Vietnamese soups. There is some confusion between L. aromatica and hippuridoides and you can read about the differences here. Generally, L. hippuridoides has more leaves (6-8) per node and is more reddish while L. aromatica is more variable (3-8 leaves) and have varietals that are greenish or reddish. They have similar requirements otherwise.

How to grow Limnophila aromatica

They can be identified by their serrated leaf edges and aromatic scent. They grow tall easily and will reach the water surface of most tanks, and have a diameter of between 2 to 2.5 inches. The emersed forms have less leaves compared to submerged forms.

Limnophila aromatica is tolerant of a wide range of water parameters and are easy plants to grow. The grow tall and aggressively and are best used as background plants. Due to its coarser leaf texture, it seems to be less favored in today’s aquascapes. However, we find that it forms attractive clusters with good coloration.

Limnophila aromatica

NZ StatusRare / Lost until recently

Not all plants are equal. We work really hard to make sure you get the best quality plants at the best prices. What you can expect to receive are as per photos. All our plants are harvested fresh, algae free and in great health. The conversion process to submerged form starts in our grow out tanks, this ensures that your success with our plants are maximized.

Submerged: A plant grown completely below the tank’s waterline.

Emersed: A plant with growth above the tank’s waterline (leaves/stems, flowers).

Care Guide: The 2HR Aquarist way 

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