Araguaia is an uncommon foreground or midground plant which is named after the Brazilian river in which it comes from. When grown submerged and kept under proper conditions, this plant can develop a reddish-brown coloration. Its appearance resembles that of a stem plant but it grows in short bushes which can add a nice bush effect to the midground of your aquarium.
This plant has some other common names that differs between each grower. Based on our research these are all the same species of plant with only the naming conventions being the difference.
Hygrophila lancea 'Araguaia'
Hygrophila lancea 'Araguaia Sharp Leaf'
Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro (literally: in the glass) in a nutrient-rich synthetic growing medium, either liquid or gel, without the presence of any other lifeforms. This guarantees a pest and disease-free specimen, while also providing accuracy throughout the trade.
Tissue culture plants should be removed from the cup as soon as possible. All plants grow on some sort of synthetic growing medium, ranging anywhere from liquid to jelly to firm gel. This should be removed and rinsed off. Gently massage the roots between your fingers until the gel dissolves away. Most plants can be broken up into smaller pieces and spread out in your aquarium. Smaller pieces are easier to plant.