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Microcarpaea Minima

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Common Name: Crassula

Plant Use:
Forground

Difficulty Level: Medium

Light Demand: High

Co2 Demand: Medium

Fertilizer Demand: Medium

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The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 25.

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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: Microcarpaea Minima, also known as "Mini Pearlweed" or "Micro Pearlweed," is a charming and diminutive aquatic plant that has gained popularity, especially in nano aquariums and small aquascapes. This member of the Phyllanthaceae family hails from South America. Microcarpaea Minima is prized for its small size, delicate appearance, and its ability to form lush carpets in aquariums. Its compact growth habit makes it an excellent choice for foreground or midground planting, adding a touch of elegance to miniature aquatic landscapes.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Microcarpaea Minima
  • Family: Phyllanthaceae
  • Origin: South America
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Low to Medium
  • CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
  • Temperature Range: 64-78°F (18-26°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Cuttings, Runners

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Microcarpaea Minima adapts well to low to medium lighting conditions. While it can tolerate lower light levels, providing moderate light encourages denser and more compact growth.

2. Substrate: Plant Microcarpaea Minima in a nutrient-rich substrate to promote healthy growth. A nutrient substrate enhances its coloration and supports overall vitality.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: This plant thrives in low to medium CO2 levels. Regular fertilization with a balanced liquid fertilizer ensures the availability of essential nutrients for optimal growth.

4. Pruning: Regular pruning helps maintain a neat carpet and encourages lateral growth. Trim any excessive growth to prevent shading of lower layers.

5. Water Parameters: Microcarpaea Minima prefers a temperature range of 64-78°F (18-26°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5. It adapts to a range of water hardness levels.

6. Placement: Ideal for foreground or midground placement, Microcarpaea Minima creates a carpeting effect. Its petite size adds a sense of scale and delicacy to smaller aquariums.

7. Propagation: Propagate through cuttings or runners. Simply trim healthy stems and replant them into the substrate. Microcarpaea Minima readily forms new roots and shoots.

8. Challenges: Considered an easy-to-care-for plant, Microcarpaea Minima is suitable for beginners. Providing it with the right conditions ensures its successful growth and propagation.

Microcarpaea Minima is an excellent choice for aquarists seeking a petite and graceful plant for nano aquariums. Its small size and ability to form dense carpets make it a valuable addition to miniature aquascapes. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, Microcarpaea Minima contributes to the beauty and balance of small-scale planted tanks.


 

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Data sheet

Plant Use
Foreground
Difficulty Level
Medium
Light Demand
High
Co2 Demand
Medium
Fertilizer Demand
Medium
Packing Type
Loose