This plant is an absolute favourite here at Aquascape.Plus, and is in use in many of our own tanks and various aquascapes.
Staurogyne Repens is a beautiful leafy plant that accents any aquarium. This fresh green, compact and hardy plant is ideally suited for the foreground of the aquarium. It was discovered in River Rio Cristalino in the Southern Amazonas. Its nearest relative in the aquaristic is Hygrophila but Staurogyne is different with its marked compact, low and bushy stature (3-10 cm) and small green leaves (each stem is 3.4 cm wide).
During planting in the aquarium, the longest upright shoots should be cut off and new horizontally creeping shoots will soon form from the plant basis and gradually colonize the gravel. It is a magnificent plant by all accounts.