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Hydrocotyle Leucocephala
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Hydrocotyle Leucocephala

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Common Name: Penny Wort Large

Plant Use:
Midground

Difficulty Level: Easy

Light Demand: Medium

Co2 Demand: Low

Fertilizer Demand: Low

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The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 10.

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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: Hydrocotyle leucocephala, commonly known as Brazilian Pennywort or Hydrocotyle verticillata, is a versatile and attractive aquatic plant appreciated for its fine, trailing stems and round, penny-sized leaves. Originating from the wetlands of Central and South America, this plant belongs to the Apiaceae family. Brazilian Pennywort is widely used in freshwater aquariums, providing a graceful green accent and contributing to a lush, natural aesthetic.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Hydrocotyle leucocephala
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Origin: Central and South America
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Lighting Requirements: Low to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
  • Temperature Range: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings, Runners

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Hydrocotyle leucocephala is adaptable to a wide range of lighting conditions, from low to high. It can thrive in low-light setups but displays more compact growth and vibrancy in higher light levels.

2. Substrate: Plant Brazilian Pennywort in a nutrient-rich substrate. While it can absorb nutrients from the water column, a substrate with root tabs or nutrient-rich soil enhances its growth.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: This plant does well in low to medium CO2 environments. Supplementing with liquid fertilizers containing essential nutrients promotes healthy growth and leaf development.

4. Pruning: Regular pruning helps control the plant's height and encourages lateral growth. Trim the stems as needed to maintain the desired shape and prevent overcrowding.

5. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C), a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5, and soft to moderately hard water.

6. Placement: Brazilian Pennywort is versatile in placement. It can be used as a floating plant, anchored to driftwood or rocks, or planted in the substrate. Its trailing stems add a dynamic and flowing element to aquascapes.

7. Propagation: Hydrocotyle leucocephala readily propagates through stem cuttings or runners. Cut healthy stems and replant them in the substrate, or allow the plant to produce runners that can be separated and planted.

8. Challenges: Considered an easy-to-care-for plant, Brazilian Pennywort is well-suited for both beginners and experienced aquarists. It's resilient and can adapt to various conditions.

Hydrocotyle leucocephala, with its charming round leaves and trailing stems, is a valuable addition to freshwater aquariums. Whether used to create a floating canopy or planted to add depth to the substrate, Brazilian Pennywort brings a touch of nature's simplicity and elegance to aquascapes.


 

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Data sheet

Plant Use
Midground
Difficulty Level
Easy
Light Demand
Medium
Co2 Demand
Low
Fertilizer Demand
Low
Packing Type
Loose