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Hemigraphis repanda GREEN Care Sheet for Aquariums

Hemigraphis repanda GREEN, also known as Green Waffle Plant or Dragon's Tongue, is a delightful aquatic plant that can add a splash of vibrant green to your aquarium. To ensure its health and aesthetic appeal, it's important to provide the right care. Here's a care sheet to help you maintain a thriving Hemigraphis repanda GREEN in your aquarium:

1. Lighting:

  • Moderate to high lighting is ideal for Hemigraphis repanda GREEN. Provide at least 3-4 watts per gallon of full-spectrum aquarium lighting.
  • Ensure a consistent lighting schedule of 10-12 hours per day to mimic natural daylight cycles.

2. Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C).
  • pH Level: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water with a dGH of 2-12 is suitable.

3. Substrate:

  • Use a nutrient-rich substrate like aquarium soil or aquatic plant substrate to promote healthy root development.
  • Adding root tabs or liquid fertilizers rich in micronutrients can also benefit the plant.

4. CO2 Injection:

  • While not mandatory, providing supplemental CO2 injection can enhance the growth of Hemigraphis repanda GREEN, especially in high-light setups.
  • If you choose to use CO2, monitor its levels carefully to avoid overexposure.

5. Water Flow:

  • Ensure good water circulation in the aquarium to prevent the accumulation of debris and promote nutrient distribution.

6. Pruning and Maintenance:

  • Regularly trim the plant to control its size and encourage bushier growth.
  • Remove any yellowing or decaying leaves to maintain water quality.

7. Propagation:

  • Hemigraphis repanda GREEN can be propagated through stem cuttings. Simply trim a healthy stem and replant it in the substrate.
  • It may also propagate by sending out runners.

8. Algae Control:

  • Maintain a balance between lighting, nutrients, and CO2 to minimize algae growth.
  • Consider adding algae-eating aquarium inhabitants like snails or small herbivorous fish if necessary.

9. Tankmates:

  • Hemigraphis repanda GREEN is compatible with a wide range of aquarium fish and invertebrates.
  • Avoid keeping it with herbivorous species that may graze on the plant.

10. Water Changes: - Perform regular water changes to remove accumulated toxins and replenish essential nutrients.

11. Observation: - Keep a close eye on your Hemigraphis repanda GREEN for signs of nutrient deficiencies, algae, or pests.


With proper care, Hemigraphis repanda GREEN can thrive in your aquarium, providing a lush, green backdrop and contributing to a healthy aquatic ecosystem. Remember that every aquarium is unique, so it may take some adjustments and experimentation to find the perfect balance of light, nutrients, and CO2 for your specific setup.

Hemigraphis repanda GREEN - Rooted

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