Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'

Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'

SKU: 048B TC


Hemianthus callitrichoides is one of the smallest aquarium plants in the world, which with its millimeter-small round leaves grows crawling over the ground. If it is planted in small bunches a few centimeters apart, it will spread quickly and form a cohesive carpet on the bottom of the aquarium. Hemianthus callitrichoides is an attractive foreground plant that only grows a few cm high and can be grown well in smaller, well-lit aquariums. Small bubbles / pearls often catch on the tips of the plants and make this ground cover look very lively.
If you do not have the optimal conditions required for HCC, you can use Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' which has much lower growth requirements.
The carpet must be cut at short intervals, otherwise the plants will shade the lower parts and thus other plants will break. It must be planted in small portions with a distance of a few centimeters, after which it spreads quickly and forms a beautiful, coherent carpet on the bottom of the aquarium.
It was found in Cuba, west of Havana.

Plant information

Type: Ground cover
Origin: North America
Growth speed: medium
Height: 3 - 5+
Light requirements: High
CO2: High