TROPICA Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' 1-2-GROW!
HEMIANTHUS CALLITRICHOIDES 'CUBA'
- Hemianthus callitrichoides is one of the smallest aquarium plants in the world, and creeps over the bottom with millimetre-sized, round leaves.
- Hemianthus callitrichoides 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.
- Found on Cuba, west of Havana.
|Height:||3 - 5+|
Small plants with great success. 1•2•Grow! Are very young plants cultivated and delivered directly from our laboratory. The plants are guaranteed to be free from snails, algae and pesticides and therefore are totally harmless for sensitive shrimp and fish. The range offers unique plants!
Success with your aquarium depends largely on the proper plant choice. In a 1•2•Grow! cup you buy a myriad of plants which can be divided into small portions and cover a larger area. Plants are compact from the start so you will experience a dense and beautiful growth, if you give them the right fertiliser and CO2 from the start! The range is perfect for small and medium sized aquariums, and your patience will be rewarded...
The range offers several mosses and specialties such as Rotala macrandra, Rotala 'Bonsai' and mini versions of traditional varieties such as Alternanthera and Eleocharis.
See our video about how to handle these plants here or read below:
Carefully take the plant out of the cup and rinse off the growing media under the tap.
Split the plant in 6-8 portions using your fingers or sharp scissors (for small foreground plants).
Plant portions into the substrate using tweezers. Then watch them grow!