Limnophila aromatica / hippuridoides is an easy stem plant that originates from Asia. It is often found as a weed in Asia rice paddy fields and is used as an aromatic herb (Ngò om) in some Vietnamese soups. There is some confusion between L. aromatica and hippuridoides and you can read about the differences here. Generally, L. hippuridoides has more leaves (6-8) per node and is more reddish while L. aromatica is more variable (3-8 leaves) and have varietals that are greenish or reddish. They have similar requirements otherwise.
Limnophila aromatica is tolerant of a wide range of water parameters and are easy plants to grow. The grow tall and aggressively and are best used as background plants. Due to its coarser leaf texture, it seems to be less favored in today’s aquascapes. However, we find that it forms attractive clusters with good coloration.