Hygrophila pinnatifida originates from India. It obtains brown, patched leaves on the surface with a distinctive burgundy colour underneath. It creates horizontal side shoots and the top shoots should be pinched out in order to maintain compact and attractive growth. The horizontal side shoots easily attach to both wood and rocks. Growth is moderate, stems 15-40 cm tall and 10-20 cm wide, and the colour is attractive when planted in small groups with a plain background. Intense lighting ensures compact growth due to the plant’s slow to medium growth rate. 100% Submerged grow plants, snail free. Submersed vs Emersed vs Tissue CultureEmersed plants usually means plant that grow above the water level. Emersed plant does not need much care and grow much faster. However, emersed growth is much different physically than submersed growth. Plants grown emersed will often die back and look completely different when they grow back in their submersed form, which take weeks or even months.Tissue culture is techniques used to grow plant under sterile conditions on a nutrient culture medium. Although plants looks great in vitro, the stems are weak and most likely melt when planting into aquarium due to environmental differences. Pogostemon helferi, for example, has only 10% ~ 30% survival rate. Hygrophila pinnatifida is even lower. Sumbersed grow plants are the plants grow under the water level. Plants grow under water level are usually slow and need more care. However, since plants is growing underwater, it will grow immediately, or few days to recover, after being transferred, and no transformation period like the emersed grow. 24 Hours Live Arrival Guarantee. If plants are dead on arrival, please take a clear picture and send it us. Without a clear picture, refund or replacement will not be granted. Note: Plants only guaranteed upon arrival, since water parameter is the key factor in succeed growing aquarium plants. Please make sure your aquarium is ready to grow plants. Potassium is the most common in aquarium deficiency. Nitrogen deficiency commonly occurs in new setup tank.