Common Name: Staurogyne Repens Family Name: Acanthaceae Native To: South America Lighting: Moderate - high pH: 6.0-8.0 Growth Form: Creeping stems Growth Rate: Moderate True Aquatic: Yes Placement in Tank: Foreground
Staurogyne repens is a green stemmed plant that closely resembles Hygrophila. Staurogyne repens is dwarf in size and sends stems out laterally to form a carpet the same as to a dwarf baby tears.
Staurogyne repensis a beautiful small plant that quickly became a favorite of aquascapers. The plant settles in very quickly in a nutrient rich substrate with supplemental CO2 and spreads beautifully to make a dense ground cover. It requires good care, however, with regular nutrient supply or it is likely to stunt and suddenly lose all its leaves.