Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"

Dwarf baby tears

Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"

Dwarf baby tears

  • Also known as Micranthemum callitrichoides
  • 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 ist eine der kleinsten Aquarienpflanzen der Welt. Sie wurde ursprünglich von Holger Windelov, der sie in einem Bachbett auf Kuba westlich von Havanna fand, als Aquarienpflanze eingeführt. Die zarten Stängel mit den winzigen, rundlich-ovalen Blättern wachsen kriechend über den Bodengrund. Wenn man sie in kleinen Bündeln mit einem Abstand von wenigen Zentimetern einpflanzt, breitet sich die Pflanze relativ schnell aus und bildet einen zusammenhängenden Teppich. Hemianthus callitrichoides ist eine attraktive Vordergrundpflanze in kleinen wie großen Aquarien.

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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.
135.0089.01
EAN 5703249048202
Weight 0,10 kg
Shipping weight 0,10 kg

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Daniele P.
Ottimo acquisto
3rd January 2023
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - pot
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - pot

Le piante si stanno piano piano adattatando al nuovo ambiente speriamo bene e si riesca a creare un ottimo pratino per il mio iwagumi

Davide F.
The best plants you could ever ask for
20th March 2021
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - in Vitro XL
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - in Vitro XL

Not only the cup is fit and full on all its surface, but even high!

The best in vitro I’ve ever seen. Can’t give it 7 stars?

Elia R.
Super
3rd May 2020
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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