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Bacopa Plant - Tissue Cultured (Bacopa caroliniana)
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Care Level: Moderate
Lighting: Moderate to High
Placement: Background
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.0-8.0
Propagation: Seeds & Cuttings
Max. Size: 1'
Color Form: Green
Supplements: High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
Origin: Tissue Cultured
Family: Scropulariacase

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We are excited to offer the revolutionary, eco-friendly, risk-free alternative to traditional aquatic plants: Tissue Cultured (TC) plants! Because of their pristine propagation, TC plants are highly recommended for sensitive habitats like nano aquariums containing snails and shrimps.

Bacopa caroliniana is a popular aquascaping plant for adding strong vertical elements to the background of freshwater planted aquariums. Its bold leaf structure, ease of care, and relatively slow growth make it a popular standby. Coloration is typically greenish yellow, but under intense light or near the surface, shoots will exhibit a pinkish or copper-brown color.

Tissue Cultured plants are "cloned" and propagated by removing a small piece of plant, sterilizing it to eliminate all other organisms, then cultivating it on a nutrient gel. The benefits of this process are threefold: 1) TC plants eliminate the possibility of introducing contaminants, snails, or algae spores into your aquarium system; 2) Their propagation method (in a nutrient gel) bypasses the need to power large lights and fan systems to grow them prior to sale, saving energy and the environment; and 3) Their long "shelf-life" (several months under proper conditions) provides unprecedented freedom for the aquarist.

TC plants arrive ready for planting in "dry" packaging, sustained in a nutrient rich gel substrate. To plant, remove from packaging, including the gel, and rinse away the gel under running water (it's harmless if any remains).

Provide a minimum of 2 watts per gallon of full spectrum (5000°K-7000°K) lighting for the best results. Bacopa caroliniana can tolerate water temperatures from 72°-82°F, but for optimum growth, the temperature should be approximately 76°F.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2-1/2" to 4"


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