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Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"

Dwarf baby tears

Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"

Dwarf baby tears

  • The aquarium plant with the smallest leaves
  • Grows to form a dense carpet
  • Highly popular in aquascaping
  • Especially recommendable for nano tanks
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Description

Hemianthus callitrichoides is one of the world's smallest aquarium plants. It was originally imported by Holger Windelov, who found it in a riverbed on Cuba, to the west of Havana. Its delicate stems with the tiny roundish to ovoid leaves have a creeping growth habit. When planted in small tufts at a distance of a few centimetres, the plant will soon spread and form an uninterrupted carpet. Hemianthus callitrichoides is an attractive foreground plant for small as well as large tanks.

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Hemianthus callitrichoides aka dwarf baby tears was imported from Cuba in 2004 by Tropica and has thus found its way into the hobby relatively recently. The plant was discovered by Holger Windeløv around 90 km to the East of Havana in a rocky river during the dry season. The dense, cushion-like population rooting in gravelly substrate was growing around 50 cm above the waterline, and he safely assumed that during the rainy season, the entire population is submersed in waters up to 1 m deep, with a strong current.
Its leaf size of only four to three millimetres makes this Hemianthus species the smallest aquarium plant in the world. For several years it has been among the most popular aquascaping plants.

The majority of Hemianthus callitrichoides plants you can buy in the trade were cultivated emersed and have roundish leaves. (read more)

Common names Dwarf baby tears
Complete botanical name Hemiánthus callitrichoídes Griseb.
Family Linderniaceae
Genus Hemianthus
Difficulty medium
Colour light green
Texture kleinblättrig, kurzblättrig
Usage Nano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover
Growth medium
pH value 5 - 7
Temperature tolerance 18 - 28°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 18°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Runners, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Common names
Dwarf baby tears
Complete botanical name
Hemiánthus callitrichoídes Griseb.
Family
Linderniaceae
Genus
Hemianthus
Difficulty
medium
Colour
light green
Texture
kleinblättrig, kurzblättrig
Usage
Nano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover
Growth
medium
pH value
5 - 7
Temperature tolerance
18 - 28°C
Carbonate hardness
0 - 18°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Runners, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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General information

Item no.
135.0089.00
EAN 4001615301519
Weight 0,10 kg
Shipping weight 0,10 kg

Customer reviews

This item has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Angelica S.
Its stunning!
30th January
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - 1-2-GROW!
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - 1-2-GROW!

When using CO2, plant fertilizer and good lightning, the cuba grow like crazy. I am absolutely loving it and think it fits very well in a nano tank. (read more)

Giuseppe C.
Definitely needs CO2
7th November 2019
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - in Vitro XL
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - in Vitro XL

In medium light, Ferts and no CO2 (only Seachem Excel) it has been able to stay alive and not melt, but it is not propagating at all. I think it requires real CO2 to do well. (read more)

Elia R.
Super
3rd May
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - in Vitro XL
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - in Vitro XL

Very fast shipment to Italy and plant in excellent conditions. Very careful instructions for the treatment of the plants. Very recommended shop. Super!!!

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