Bacopa lanigera

Variegated Bacopa

Bacopa lanigera

Variegated Bacopa

  • Roundish ovate leaves
  • Blue-violet flowers in the terrestrial form
  • Especially recommendable for paludariums
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Description

The Hairy Bacopa or Variegated Bacopa is a rather large species from Brazil. There it occurs on wet bottom and in shallow water. Bacopa lanigera resembles Bacopa caroliniana but differs by more roundish leaves and a more conspicuous, dense, white hair cover on the stems. The leaves are about 1,5 to 3 cm long. The nervature is often whiteish, forming a weblike pattern. For this reason, the plant is also traded as Bacopa lanigera 'Variegata'. However, the leaf pattern is not always present and the submerged leaves are not variegate.
Terrestrial stems grow more or less horizontal. Favourable conditions provided, the plant develops nice, deeply blue-violet flowers in its leaf axils. Crushed leaves have an intense aromatic odour. Submerged stems grow upright and are hairless. The shoots are up to 5 cm wide.

Bacopa lanigera is partly considered as not well suited as aquarium plant. However, according to the "Plantfinder" on the site aquariumplantcentral, it is only moderately difficult, has a medium growth rate and needs intense lighting. Complete nutrient supply, CO2 addition and temperatures above 20 °C are recommendable.
In its emersed (terrestrial) form, the plant grows faster and also needs good lighting and a nutrient-rich bottom.

With its upright submerged shoots and thick stems, this Bacopa has a similar appearance like Bacopa caroliniana and looks best as a group in the midground. It is especially recommendable as a creeping plant in well lit paludariums where it adorns itself with its flowers.

Bacopa lanigera is a Bacopa species from Brazil that looks a lot like B. caroliniana. Its emersed form has a densely hirsute stem, which is also expressed by the species name (lanigera = "carrying wool"). There is contradicting information about its suitability for aquaria.

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Complete botanical name Bacópa lanígera (Cham. & Schltdl.) Wettst.
Family Plantaginaceae
Genus Bacopa
Difficulty medium
Usage Background, Midground
Growth medium
pH value 5 - 7
Temperature tolerance 20 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 7°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Cuttings
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Complete botanical name
Bacópa lanígera (Cham. & Schltdl.) Wettst.
Family
Plantaginaceae
Genus
Bacopa
Difficulty
medium
Usage
Background, Midground
Growth
medium
pH value
5 - 7
Temperature tolerance
20 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness
0 - 7°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Cuttings
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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135.0551.01
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Weight 0,10 kg
Shipping weight 0,10 kg

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