Water Wisteria Complete Care Guide, Floating, Temperature and More

Water Wisteria commonly known as Hygrophila Difformis is a freshwater plant which belongs to the Acanthus Family. It is native to India and also generally found in India Sub-Continent, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Normally its size is 20 to 50 Cm tall and the width is about 15 to 25 Cm.

Water Wisteria is a plant which is hardy and easy to grow and it is equally popular in beginner and advanced Aquarists. The interesting thing is that this plant is easy to propagate and easy to plant in water tanks too which helps people (Beginner and Expert) to multiply their populations from a very small supply. These plants Hygrophila Difformis have attractive and fresh green leaves which brighten up and make beautiful and eye-catching tanks where they are planted.

Water wisteria flourishes with shallow freshwater bodies in its body common environments during the blustery season and the blustery weather where it tends to be seen somewhat drenched or gliding on the freshwater’s surface. It is preferred to be planted in the tank in the stormy season over in the dry season.

Floating Water Wisteria

There is a question in mind of many aquarists that can water wisteria be found floating on water? The answer is Yes, naturally this majestic plant can either be found floating on water surface or also rooted on water surface. It is growing a partially immersed Plant. Commonly The height of this plant is about 20 inches and the width are 10 inches. But if there is low light for it then it will be smaller than its normal size.

Water Wisteria Care

The water wisteria water plant is very easy to care for and easy to plant in the tank. It thrives in many bad conditions, even the condition without CO2 supplementation to it. For the beautiful and attractive look and sturdy bright green leaves, you must make sure to provide a nutrient rich substrate for its fast growth or at least constant fertilizing components with tabs to it. Fertilizing is vital, as the plant needs nitrate components, phosphate for its body and a very important thing for its care is iron which is best for its healthy development and growth.

Water Wisteria Care Guide

Water Wisteria Temperature

The best temperature and conditions for this plant water wisteria (Hygrophila Difformis) are that the water should be soft and fresh to moderately hard and pH for it should be 6.5-7.5. It has been noticed during its cultivation and growth that this plant will thrive in any conditions of water and temperature though fertilizers should still be added to this plant. The best and ideal temperature for water wisteria is 75 to 82 Degree Fahrenheit.

Water Wisteria (Hygrophila Difformis) Chart

Water Wisteria overview

Water Wisteria Uses

There are many uses and benefits of this plant. Many aquarists like to plant this beautiful and easy to grow plant in their homes and offices as decoration. Following are some uses and benefits of this beautiful plant.

  • Water wisteria plants can either be rooted in the sediment area or spread across the substrate surface area as a carpet and it is its special use.
  • Water wisterias freshwater plants are beautiful by appearance. So, they add a great and important aesthetic value to the aquarium and the tank.
  • These Plants have fine feathered leaves on its body and a vibrant green color leaves which beautifies and makes an attractive background of any aquascape or water tank.
  • They are less in cost, easy to grow and also use as a decoration piece in the homes and offices.
  • The main and most important use of this Hygrophila difformis plant is that it is use in medicinal purposes.

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Water Wisteria Tank Mates

There are many fishes and plants that can be planted with this beautiful plant Water Wisteria. This plant has the ability to survive with many other species. It has friendly behavior with the other species. There are some tank mates in the following that can live or grow with this plant.

  • Betta Fish
  • Gold Fish
  • Rainbow Fish
  • Oscars
  • Neon Tetras
  • African Cichlids
  • Cory Catfish
  • Dwarf Gourami
  • Shrimps
  • Kuhli Loaches

Water Wisteria Vs Water Sprite

Many aquarists are confused between these two easy to grow and much attractive water plants. These both are versatile and similar in many areas. The main confusion between these two plants is their appearance which is almost the same. The water wisteria tropica plant is similar to water sprite plants in certain areas. Here following we are mentioning the similarities and differences between these two plants and after reading the following you can judge the difference between these two plants.

Water Wisteria and Water Sprite Similarities

  • Both plants have fine feathered leaves that absorb much light and the leaves of both are bright green colored.
  • Both plants have narrow leaves structure
  • Both plants of water are vascular plants by nature that have lignified tissues in the body for conducting water and nutrients for their growth.
  • Both are easy to grow and easy to care
  • Both Plants are equally popular in Beginner and Expert aquarists.

Water Wisteria and Water Sprite Differences

  • Water Wisteria Posses the flowers but the Water Sprite does not possess the flowers.
  • Water Sprite has thinner leaves and Water Wisteria has Thicker Leaves.
  • Water Wisteria are fewer bushy plants while the Water Sprite are very bushy plants.
  • Water Wisteria has the ability to exhibit heterophylly processes which mean change in leaf structure while the Water Sprite cannot change its leaves.
  • Water wisteria water plant has unique stems with bright green leaves and roots of it coming off the nodes of its body and Water sprite water plant has a central growing point on its body or rhizomes area where the individual leaves of this plant or shoots of this plant grow out from.


Final Verdict

Water Wisteria is a beautiful freshwater plant which is found mostly in Indian Subcontinent. It is easy to plant and easy to care and grow. We have mentioned in this article its Temperature, Floating Capacity, Uses, Care and also, we have mentioned the difference between these two similar plants that are Water Wisteria and Water Sprite. In this article you will find a complete guide for this beautiful plant and if you want more information and articles of other water plants then keep visiting us verywellfishing.com.

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