Hygrophila difformis is found in marshy habitats on the Indian subcontinent. It grows to a height of 20 to 50 cm and a width of 15 to 25 cm. Hygrophila difformis is a fast-growing, popular stem plant that is very easy to care for and ideal for beginners. The plant can reach very tall, but by pruning frequently, it can stay compact and low growing. The plant can be propagated by cutting and replanting its stems.