Bacopa australis


The stem plant, Bacopa australis, has only recently become available on the market. We found this verdant beauty during our Plantahunter tour of Brazil in 2010. At the source of the Rio Sucuri we discovered some gorgeous specimens living in crystal clear water alongside other aquarium plants. This plant is very easy to cultivate. When emersed the leaves are smaller and fleshier, whereas in aquariums they are very fragile and thin. We recommend regular pruning to create a compact group.




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Plant profile

Genus: Bacopa
Species: australis
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: South America
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 20-28 °C
Growth rate: fast
Area: Background
Height: up to 50 cm
pH: 6-8
Water hardness: very soft to very hard
Co2: 10-20 mg/l
Propagation: tip cuttings, side shoots