ABC PLANTS - Hemianthus micranthemoides
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Our single most popular product is now improved - cultured to perfection and ready to plant! You cannot go wrong our baby tears. It is beautiful, hardy, fast growing and can be used anywhere from the midground to foreground to carpeting ground cover. This plant also grows really well attached to driftwood. Possibly the most popular species in planted aquariums - for good reason...
Size: Individual stem width of 0.5 - 1cm, height of 5 - 15cm+
Native Range: Mid-Atlantic region of the United States (Florida)
Position and Usage: Background, midground or foreground
Growth Rate: Fast
Lighting: 3/5+ - higher light promotes shorter bushier growth.
Water Conditions: Slightly acidic to neutral water preferred
CO2: Not required
Propagation: Cuttings can be re-planted in the substrate
Special requirements: High levels of PO4 (1.5-2ppm), regular doses of nitrate, and frequent iron/micronutrient supplementation will encourage healthy growth; highly sensitive to fish medications.