Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'

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Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'

Plant information 
Category: High light plant
Type: Carpeting
Origin: North america
Growth rate: Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height: 3 to 5 cm after 2 months in the tank
Light demand: High light demand of an aquarium plant up to 1 W/L
Need injection of CO2: CO2 injection required
CO2 : A high light plant need in CO2 is 30 mg/L. 

Description

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.

Color of drop checker
Blue: CO2 under 20 mg/L
Geen: CO2 at 30 mg/L
Yellow: CO2 at 40 mg/L

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