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Acorus Gramineus Var Pusillus

Acorus are generally found in cold temperature zones, but some species are also found in sub-tropical areas. These plants have horizontal rhizomes with narrow bright green pointed leaves which spread like a fan. These plants do well at temperatures of around 22°C.They are not true aquatic plants and generally recommended for terrariums. Acorus Gramineus Var.Variegatus  has horizontal rhizomes with narrow bright green pointed leaves .The leaves have 10 cm long and .these plants generally recommended for terrariums.

Acorus gramineus var.variegatus

Acorus are generally found in cold temperature zones, but some species are also found in sub-tropical areas. These plants have horizontal rhizomes with narrow bright green pointed leaves which spread like a fan. These plants do well at temperatures of around 22°C.They are not true aquatic plants and generally recommended for terrariums. Acorus Gramineus Var.Variegatus  has horizontal rhizomes with narrow bright green pointed leaves .The leaves have 10 cm long and .these plants generally recommended for terrariums.

Bacopa Amplexicaulis

They are widely distributed extending from tropics to subtropics. The lemon Bacopa (Bacopa Caroliniana) as it is popularly known can give off lemony scent when the leaves or stem are crushed. The emergent leaves are fleshy and green with hairs underneath. When grown submersed, the leaves become translucent and attain a bronze hue under high light conditions. This plant develops blue bell shaped flowers at the axes of the leaves. Other species, Bacopa Monniera has wedge shaped non-hairy light green leaves, which are smaller than that of the former. They develop pinkish flowers at the leaf node.

Chlorophytum Bichetii Green

This plant has a rhizome often bears 20-30 strap like leaves in rossets. The rhizome often bears bulblets. the leaves tapering at both ends are bright green bordered with golden yellow. Even though they can adapt to submerse growth, it's only for a short period. As a bog plant, it can be planted at the edge of the pond and they are also suitable for terrariums.

Cryptocoryne Lutea

A native to Sri Lanka growing in swamps and even in brackish water. The leaves are oval with blunt tips and green when grown as emerse plants. Leaf blade is characterised by the presence of2-3 parallel veins with cross veins on both sides of the midrib. Like Cryptocoryne lucens they are suitable for foreground and mid-ground planting.

Cryptocoryne Mi Oya

This plant is a less common type of Cryptocoryne which can be planted in foreground of the aquarium. The leaves are bright green to brown and almost narrow. Mi Oya is less demanding so it is recommended to the beginners like other Cryptocorynes.

Hemigraphis Colorata

This plant is tropical mainly from Malaysia. They are grown for its attractive foliage. The shape and size of the leaves vary. Leaves are usually grayish green stained with purple red and deep purple on the reverse side. They are either cordate with dentate margins. (Hemigraphis Colorata) or elliptical with highly puckered leaf blades (Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica). Another variety Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica 'Narrow Leaf' has puckered leaf blades, but narrower than that of Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica Var Exotica. The leaves of Hemigraphis Repanda is linearly lanceolate with toothed margins. Hemigraphis Specis Mini a dwarf variety of Hemigraphis with small egg shaped leaves which are about 2 CM long and 1.5 CM broad. Another form, Hemigraphis species has the leaves almost similar to that of Hemigraphis Species Mini, but are red in color. All these species are prostrate growing ones with indefinite spread. They can thrive in shaded areas, particularly in the humid environment of a terrarium.

Hemigraphis Colorata Exotica

This plant is tropical mainly from Malaysia. They are grown for its attractive foliage. The shape and size of the leaves vary. Leaves are usually grayish green stained with purple red and deep purple on the reverse side. They are either cordate with dentate margins. (Hemigraphis Colorata) or elliptical with highly puckered leaf blades (Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica). Another variety Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica “Narrow Leaf” has puckered leaf blades, but narrower than that of Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica Var Exotica. The leaves of Hemigraphis Repanda is linearly lanceolate with toothed margins. Hemigraphis Specis Mini a dwarf variety of Hemigraphis with small egg shaped leaves which are about 2 CM long and 1.5 CM broad. Another form, Hemigraphis species has the leaves almost similar to that of Hemigraphis Species Mini, but are red in color. All these species are prostrate growing ones with indefinite spread. They can thrive in shaded areas, particularly in the humid environment of a terrarium.

Hemigraphis Colorata Narrow Leaf

This plant is tropical mainly from Malaysia. They are grown for its attractive foliage. The shape and size of the leaves vary. Leaves are usually grayish green stained with purple red and deep purple on the reverse side. They are either cordate with dentate margins. (Hemigraphis Colorata) or elliptical with highly puckered leaf blades (Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica). Another variety Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica “Narrow Leaf” has puckered leaf blades, but narrower than that of Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica Var Exotica. The leaves of Hemigraphis Repanda is linearly lanceolate with toothed margins. Hemigraphis Specis Mini a dwarf variety of Hemigraphis with small egg shaped leaves which are about 2 CM long and 1.5 CM broad. Another form, Hemigraphis species has the leaves almost similar to that of Hemigraphis Species Mini, but are red in color. All these species are prostrate growing ones with indefinite spread. They can thrive in shaded areas, particularly in the humid environment of a terrarium.

Hemigraphis Species Big Leaf

This plant is tropical mainly from Malaysia. They are grown for its attractive foliage. The shape and size of the leaves vary. Leaves are usually grayish green stained with purple red and deep purple on the reverse side. They are either cordate with dentate margins. (Hemigraphis Colorata) or elliptical with highly puckered leaf blades (Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica). Another variety Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica “Narrow Leaf” has puckered leaf blades, but narrower than that of Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica Var Exotica. The leaves of Hemigraphis Repanda is linearly lanceolate with toothed margins. Hemigraphis Specis Mini a dwarf variety of Hemigraphis with small egg shaped leaves which are about 2 CM long and 1.5 CM broad. Another form, Hemigraphis species has the leaves almost similar to that of Hemigraphis Species Mini, but are red in color. All these species are prostrate growing ones with indefinite spread. They can thrive in shaded areas, particularly in the humid environment of a terrarium.

Hemigraphis species mini

This plant is tropical mainly from Malaysia. They are grown for its attractive foliage. The shape and size of the leaves vary. Leaves are usually grayish green stained with purple red and deep purple on the reverse side. They are either cordate with dentate margins. (Hemigraphis Colorata) or elliptical with highly puckered leaf blades (Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica). Another variety Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica “Narrow Leaf” has puckered leaf blades, but narrower than that of Hemigraphis Colorata Var Exotica Var Exotica. The leaves of Hemigraphis Repanda is linearly lanceolate with toothed margins. Hemigraphis Specis Mini a dwarf variety of Hemigraphis with small egg shaped leaves which are about 2 CM long and 1.5 CM broad. Another form, Hemigraphis species has the leaves almost similar to that of Hemigraphis Species Mini, but are red in color. All these species are prostrate growing ones with indefinite spread. They can thrive in shaded areas, particularly in the humid environment of a terrarium.

Hydrocotyle leucocephla

They are commonly known as pennyworts. This genus includes 100 over species, but only a few species can adapt to submersed growth. Hydrocotyle Leucephala and Hydrocotyle Verticillata originate from America while Hydrocotyle Vulgaris comes from Europe and Africa. Hydrocotyle Leucephala has kidney shaped leaves with cernate margins. The petiole runs in to deepest point of the cut on the leaf lamina. Hydrocotyle Sibthorpioides has leaves that are nearly lobed to form 2-4 lobules. The petiole attachment is similar to that of Hydrocotyle Leucephala. Hydrocotyle Verticillata has bright green leaves that are shield-like and not incised at the base. Development of roots from the node is common for Hydrocotyle Leucephala and Hydrocotyle Verticillata. All these plants have a strong tendency to float along the water surface.