Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'


Dwarf Baby Tears was discovered several years ago in a stream on the Island of Cuba. Leaves just a few millimetres wide make this Hemianthus the smallest aquarium plant in the world. It is a highly adaptable plant in terms of water conditions, but it is important to provide good light and CO2 supply. Plants that grow above the waterline can be divided into small pieces and planted. In a few weeks you will have a dense foreground carpet. Aquarium designs combining these plants with all kinds of rockwork appear both ornamental and natural.




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Plant profile

Genus: Hemianthus
Species: callitrichoides ‘Cuba‘
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Cuba
Light: high
Temperature: 18-26°C
Growth rate: moderate
Area: Foreground
Height: 3-5 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: very soft to hard
Co2: 20-30 mg/l
Propagation: division