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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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    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 namesDwarf baby tears
    Complete botanical nameHemiánthus callitrichoídes Griseb.
    Colourlight green
    Texturekleinblättrig, kurzblättrig
    UsageNano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover
    pH value5 - 7
    Temperature tolerance18 - 28°C
    Carbonate hardness0 - 18°dKH
    General hardness0 - 30°dGH
    PropagationRunners, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
    Can grow emersed?yes
    Common names
    Dwarf baby tears
    Complete botanical name
    Hemiánthus callitrichoídes Griseb.
    light green
    kleinblättrig, kurzblättrig
    Nano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover
    pH value
    5 - 7
    Temperature tolerance
    18 - 28°C
    Carbonate hardness
    0 - 18°dKH
    General hardness
    0 - 30°dGH
    Runners, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
    Can grow emersed?

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    This item has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
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    Dominik W.
    16th June 2014
    Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - pot
    Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - pot
    Dwarf baby tears

    geliefert wurde wie immer sehr schnell ! Der topf, war saftig grün und riesig groß. Die Pflanze wuchs weit über den tipf hinaus ;-) Dazu gab es noch eine GRATIS !!! Daher 5*

    Jürgen R.
    Hervorragende Qualität!
    22nd July 2014
    Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - 1-2-GROW!
    Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - 1-2-GROW!
    Dwarf baby tears

    Gibt es eine neue Rezeptur vom Gel, das entfernen ging so leicht von der Hand! Und DANKE für die zugelegte Pflanze, "sie wächst wie der Teufel" in meinem großen Aquarium!

    Markus L.
    Saubere Qualität zum fairen Preis!
    30th June 2014
    Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - pot
    Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - pot
    Dwarf baby tears

    Wie gewohnt, schnelle Lieferung und unkomplizierte Abwicklung. Herzlichen Dank! Die Töpfe sind um einiges voller als auf dem Produktbild und absolut sauber. (mehr lesen)