Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums: Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' - Tropica® 1-2-Grow!
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Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' - Tropica® 1-2-Grow!
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Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' - Tropica® 1-2-Grow! (Heminathus callitrichoides 'Cuba' (Tropica® 1-2-Grow))

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Color Form Green
Water Conditions 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.0-7.5
Max. Size 6"
Origin Tissue Cultured
Family Scrophulariaceae
Lighting High
Supplements CO2 Fertilization, High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
Placement Foreground
Propagation Cuttings
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Overview

Explore your creativity with a clean, modern way to plant your aquarium landscape. We are pleased to introduce Tropica® 1•2•Grow! laboratory-cultivated plants guaranteed to be free from snails, algae, and pesticides.

Tropica 1•2•Grow! streamlines the aquascaping process, delivering high quality plants in convenient cups. Simply rinse the gel growing media off when removing plant from cup, divide and plant accordingly to your aquascape design, and then watch it grow!

Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba', or Dwarf Baby Tears, is an extremely popular plant often incorporated in lush plantings that fill the aquarium foreground of contemporary planted aquarium landscape designs. Forming a dense, low-growing carpet, Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' is commonly used to create a beautiful lawn-like effect. Tiny millimeter-sized round leaves provide texture and variety to prevent the visual experience from becoming monotonous. It is said that Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' was first collected in Havana, Cuba by Tropica founder, Holger Windeløv during an expedition.

Tropica 1•2•Grow! laboratory-cultivated plants are ideally suited for planted aquarium hobbyists of all skill levels interested in setting up an exquisite planted aquarium with delicate fish or a lush landscape in miniature showcasing ornamental freshwater shrimp.

Smartly portioned cups beautifully accommodate small and medium sized aquariums. Also, great for "touching up" larger established planted aquariums with open areas or invigorating your aquascape with new growth. Dense, compact planting in each cup responds to fertilization and CO2 supplementation resulting in luxurious growth.

Tropica® 1•2•Grow! Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' does well when provided full spectrum (5000°K-7000°K) lighting of high intensity. Ideal growing conditions with high light conditions, CO2 supplementation, and balanced fertilization will stimulate faster growth. Good light conditions will encourage the phenomenon called “pearling” where tiny oxygen bubbles coat the surface of the leaves.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 3"

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