Limnophila hippuroides (Limnophila aromatica)

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About This Product

Limnophila hippuridoides must be included in "the most decorative bunch plant" category. With its numerous long slender leaves and vivid colors, this plant is a 'must have', but it is a very demanding plant. High light and Co2 injection is a must.
  • Common Name: Aromatica
  • Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
  • Native To: Southeast Asia
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 6-8
  • Growth Demands: Moderate
  • Growth Form: Stem
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Mid-ground
  • Available As: Bunch

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Doing Very Well - 45g High Tech

    Posted by Benjamin on Oct 23rd 2016

    This is the first stem plant I have bought from this site. All my other purchases have been tissues cultured. I will say that this plant gave me hope to buy other stem plants from the site. The color is amazing and the portions received were good. Expect this plant to loose its bottom leaves when planted in substrate. Do not clip this plant until you see small root chutes originating from the base of this plant. I am overall happy with this purchase. Beware: The shipping prices fluctuate on the daily. When researching what I wanted I was calculating shipping costs. Shipping costs would fluctuate on the daily between $17-$33 with the exact same product in the cart. I think this is ridiculous. I ended up just waiting till it dropped to the lowest I had seen that week, then made the purchase.

  • 5
    Very Happy

    Posted by Michael Webb on Dec 28th 2015

    Received 6 stems of about 7 inches in length. Plants were well packaged. Used professional plant anchors with 3 stems per anchor. Plants are doing well even under non optimum lighting conditions.

  • 5
    2nd times a charm!

    Posted by Chris Markes on Jun 7th 2015

    My first order of these resulted a the majority of them being TKO'd after a week in my tank. My second order, things improved drastically! Here is what I did: 1) Order those plant anchor things! 2) Use them! (2-3 stems per anchor) 3) Make sure you plant them in sand, not gravel. 4) Make sure the sand is not overly compressed (check a day or two later, after everything settles) 5) When your order arrives, chop off the spongy part of the stems and be choosy on which ones you put in the tank as not ALL are going to make it. They won't sprout new roots from the formerly chopped spongy bottom part of the stem!! 6) Buy some sort of in sand fertilizer tabs 7) LED Fluval or correct kelvin temp specific to growing plants (the cheaper LEDs are too blue/low output/belong in a landfill!) Hope this helps!!! Chris

  • 4
    Nice color

    Posted by Anne Barr on Dec 20th 2014

    I ordered a bunch of plants and they all arrived yesterday. I wasted no time setting up my tank and planting them in. the Limnophila is a really nice plant with nice pink and purple color. I got about 6 long stems in my bunch. Some of the lower leaves were a bit melted but the main stems and tops are in good health. All the plants in my order were packed very carefully and arrived in good shape. I'm sure the cooler weather helps with the transport of more delicate items.

  • 5
    Color is beautiful

    Posted by Stacey on Aug 22nd 2014

    So far so good. The color is amazing a purply-pink that really stands out on the black back of my tank.

  • 5
    They love dirt!

    Posted by Rajnik on May 24th 2014

    I got these a couple of days ago and added them to my dirted tank. They have amazing color and are growing fast.

  • 1
    Buy at you're own risk

    Posted by Remmi Baker on Apr 30th 2014

    I ordered two bunches of this when I last placed a large plant order. When they arrived, they were very much melted, which I did not expect in mild spring weather. Additionally, I received only 8 stems--each was only 4 inches tall--for two bunches. I went ahead and weighed them down in my high tech tank (ferts, CO2, flourite sand, etc...) only to watch them rot away in a matter of days. I was really upset that happened because I was looking forward to having these wonderful stems in my tank. I have placed several large orders through this site before, and this is one of the few plants I have received that arrived in bad condition and did not recover. Hence, buy at you're own risk.

  • 5
    Great looking plant!!!

    Posted by RogueFJ on Feb 18th 2014

    I got a couple of healthy looking bundles. By the second day in my tank the plant had already put on some growth. I'm very please with it and the for always sending a good product even during minus degree weather.

  • 2

    Posted by Brandon Smith on Nov 8th 2013

    I ordered a "bunch" according to the websites definition of a "bunch" is 6-20 stems... I received 4... 4!! That's a dollar a piece! So this was very disappointing... Then they looked very wilted and sad... They need so much love... 3 have very very little pink and 1 has none... I'm hoping I can nurse them back to health :/

  • 1

    Posted by Ryan on May 17th 2013

    I bought 2 bunches of this,and when it got to me, the plants look horrible, kinda looked like cooked spinich, horrible quality. The plants fell apart as soon as you touched them.

  • 5
    Beautiful plant

    Posted by Charles King on Dec 18th 2012

    They survived shipping no problem. I ordered two bunches and they gave me four! All the bunches had at least 5-6 stems in them. They were all very healthy after 2nd day shipping. They grew slowly at first, but after a week or so in the tank I started to notice them spreading out and tiny new leaves starting to form. They will change color depending on the nutrient balance in your tank. Low nitrates and high phosphates have given them a nice purple coloring in my tank after 3 weeks.

  • 5
    Reminds me of pot.

    Posted by Maegen Benton on Nov 9th 2012

    The picture I saw of this plant does not do this plant justice. The one I recieved has smaller leaves and right now, maybe not as bright. I hope that changes and I am sure it will. Lot of stems came in the bunch and am very satisfied with my order.