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Hemianthus Micranthemoides
  • Hemianthus Micranthemoides

Hemianthus Micranthemoides

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Common Name: Micranthemum Micranthemoides

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Light Demand: High

Co2 Demand: High

Fertilizer Demand: High

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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Hemianthus micranthemoides, commonly known as Baby Tears or Pearl Weed, is a versatile and popular aquarium plant appreciated for its vibrant green color and fine, trailing stems. Native to North America, this species belongs to the family Linderniaceae. Hemianthus micranthemoides is known for its ability to adapt to various aquarium conditions and its suitability for both foreground and background placements in aquascapes.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Hemianthus micranthemoides
  • Family: Linderniaceae
  • Origin: North America
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Lighting Requirements: Moderate to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
  • Temperature Range: 59-82°F (15-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Cuttings

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Hemianthus micranthemoides thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions. Adequate light promotes compact growth and enhances the plant's overall appearance.

2. Substrate: Plant Pearl Weed in a nutrient-rich substrate. While it can adapt to various substrates, a nutrient-rich base supports healthy growth. Root tabs or liquid fertilizers can supplement nutrient needs.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: This plant can flourish in low to medium CO2 conditions. While it doesn't require high CO2 levels, supplementing with CO2 and providing a balanced liquid fertilizer contributes to its lush growth.

4. Pruning: Regular trimming is beneficial to maintain the desired shape and density. Trim the stems to encourage lateral growth and prevent the plant from overshadowing other aquarium inhabitants.

5. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 59-82°F (15-28°C), a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH between 6.0-7.5, and soft to moderately hard water.

6. Placement: Hemianthus micranthemoides is versatile in placement. It can be used as a foreground plant for a carpet effect or as a background plant with taller stems. Plant it densely for the best visual impact.

7. Propagation: Propagate Hemianthus micranthemoides through cuttings. Simply trim healthy stems and replant them in the substrate. This plant readily forms new roots and shoots, facilitating easy propagation.

8. Challenges: Considered an easy-to-grow plant, Hemianthus micranthemoides is suitable for both beginners and experienced aquarists. Providing sufficient light and nutrients will contribute to its success.

Pearl Weed is a resilient and attractive choice for aquariums, adding lush greenery and versatility to aquascapes. Its adaptability and ease of propagation make it a favorite among aquarists looking to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their freshwater tanks.



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