Synonyms: Physichilus serpyllum, Hygrophila stocksii.
Hygrophila serphyllum is a new aquarium plant. Under good lighting the growth is creeping. It covers the foreground of an aquarium with a nutritious substrate and is a delicate foreground plant. Therefore fine -grained gravel or sand is recommended as substrate. Optimum temperature ranges between 24-29’C. Soft, acidic water with high supply of CO2 seems to be best suited for its growth. Propagation is easy with lateral shoots. Submerged shoots with internodes up to 3cm long, predominantly upright, delicate, light green glabrous leaves structure.A native of India and being recently introduced in to the planted aquarium hobby. H. serphyllum can grow prostrate with creeping stems, so can be placed in foreground in aquarium under bright light conditions. However, in less light it tends to grow bit vertically. The leaves are more or less round and light green in colour. It can produce numerous lateral shoots in nutrient rich environment.