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Hydrocotyle verticillata

Whorled umbrella plant

Hydrocotyle verticillata

Whorled umbrella plant

  • Uncommon appearance reminding of a mushroom
  • Form contrasts interestingly with other plants
  • Spreads horizontally
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Description

In contrast to other pennyworts like Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Hydrocotyle verticillata keeps its creeping growth habit in the aquarium. With its uncommon shield-like leaves it is a true eye-catcher when used as ground-covering plant or group planting in the fore- or middle ground. For ideal growth, good lighting and not overly hard water are recommendable. It can be kept emerged, too. Then it can even be cultivated as houseplant, or - during the warm season - as potted plant in the garden.

In the warmer regions of the Americas, Hydrocotyle verticillata is quite a common plant. It prefers very moist soils and also grows in shallow water. It differs from the more wide-spread H. leucocephala by the form of its leaves that are formed like a tiny parasol and have no slot.

Cultivating H. verticillata in an aquarium is not really difficult. One of the most important factors is light, as its height depends on light intensity. The more intense, the smaller the plant will stay. Apart from that, its demands regarding nutrients and CO2 supply are quite easy to meet. A balanced supply of nutrients and CO2 injection are beneficial to the plant's growth, though. However, if abundant nutrients are added, unfortunately the dwarfism so many hobbyists covet in this plant will disappear and it will grow much larger leaves.

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Common names Whorled pennywort, Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Shield pennywort
Complete botanical name Hydrocótyle verticilláta Thunb.
Family Araliaceae
Genus Hydrocotyle
Difficulty medium
Usage Midground, Foreground, group
Growth fast
pH value 5 - 7
Temperature tolerance 4 - 27°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 15°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Runners, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Common names
Whorled pennywort, Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Shield pennywort
Complete botanical name
Hydrocótyle verticilláta Thunb.
Family
Araliaceae
Genus
Hydrocotyle
Difficulty
medium
Usage
Midground, Foreground, group
Growth
fast
pH value
5 - 7
Temperature tolerance
4 - 27°C
Carbonate hardness
0 - 15°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Runners, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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Ronald L.
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6th December 2015
Hydrocotyle verticillata - pot
Hydrocotyle verticillata - pot

Die Pflanze kam sehr gut verpackt an und nun, da einige Zeit vergangen ist, kann ich sagen, daß sie zumindest bei mir gut angewachsen ist.

Jens P.
Alles top!
30th October 2015
Hydrocotyle verticillata - pot
Hydrocotyle verticillata - pot

Super großer Topf, die Pflanze stand voll im Saft! Keine Beschädigungen dank einer sehr guten Verpackung. Kann man nur empfehlen!

Bettina F.
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24th January 2018
Hydrocotyle verticillata - pot
Hydrocotyle verticillata - pot

Zugegeben, es ist nicht ganz leicht diese Pflanze mit den vielen feinen Wurzeln aus der Wolle zu bekommen, aber ich muss sagen, sie ist wirklich in einem sehr guten Zustand und... (read more)

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