ABC PLANTS - Hemianthus callitrichoides var. Cuba

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One of the most desirable carpet plants for aquariums, - our HC adapts instantly and grows fast. If you are looking for a carpet plant, you cannot go wrong with this stunning, fast growing groundcover used in some of the most spectacular aquascapes in the world. HC can also be grown on driftwood to make the ultimate underwater bonsai trees and other awesome displays that are limited only by your imagination!


HC can also be grown as a bushy foreground plant in lower lighting without CO2.




Difficulty: Moderate to challenging.

Type: Carpeting plant, foreground bush

Size: Max. height of 1cm in high light conditions and up to 5cm in lower light conditions

Position and Usage: Foreground

Growth rate: Medium to very fast

Lighting: 3/5 - 5/5

Water Conditions: Slightly acidic to neutral pH; recommended temperature of 25°C (tolerates 18 - 30°C). Prefers soft water but tolerates all but very hard water

CO2: Recommended

Propagation: Spreads quickly and naturally via runners; cuttings can be re-planted.

Special Requirements: Bright light and CO2 recommended for short, carpeting growth but can also be grown in medium lighting without CO2. 

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