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Tropica Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' 1-2-Grow!

Dwarf baby tears carpeting live plant for decoration

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  • Fine, leafy Cuba plant for freshwater aquariums
  • Difficult to grow with a medium growth rate
  • Pre-portioned 3-5cm plants
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Hemianthus callitrichoides is one of the smallest aquarium plants in the world and creeps over the bottom with millimetre-sized, round leaves. Hemianthus callitrichoides also known by its common name Drawf baby tears is an attractive and popular foreground plant for small aquariums. It is not a difficult plant, but it requires good conditions such as enough light, added CO2, water circulation and fertilizer to thrive. If these conditions are hard to create, you may use Micranthemum 'Monte-Carlo' as an alternative, as it is less demanding.
Small pearls or bubbles of oxygen are often produced on top of the plants, adding a very lively aspect to the carpet. If planted in small clumps a few centimetres apart, it will spread rapidly and cover the bottom like a carpet. Trim the carpet regularly, otherwise, the lower parts will not get enough light causing root death.

Common name Dwarf baby tears
Type Carpeting
Suitable for Foreground
Growth rate Medium
Origin North America
Height 3-5cm+
Light demand High - 0.5W/L
CO2 demand High - 15-25 mg/L
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