Baby Tears Dwarf on Lava Rock (Hemianthus callitrichoides)
(4 reviews)
0.50 LBS
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Dwarf baby tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba) grown on lava rocks are excellent quality. Looks great when stacked in small piles. Also, can be used as a ground cover. Saves tons of time planting. Heminathus callitrichoides 'Cuba' is very popular as a foreground plant in the aquarium trade. Hemianthus callitrichoides has very small leaves and grows in a spreading fashion making it one of the shortest options for a foreground plant. For optimal growth from Dwarf Baby Tears, as it is sometimes referred to, use highlighting and CO2 injections. Plant several pots through the desired area and watch them spread to form a dense foreground carpet.
  • Common Name: Dwarf Baby Tears
  • Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
  • Native To: Cuba
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 5.5-8
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Spreading
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Foreground
  • Available As: Rock
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  • 5
    Here today, gone tomorrow

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 2nd 2013

    These Baby Tears must be delicious.....put them in my tank and the next morning my alge eater had cleaned every morsel.....and he gets fed regularly.....oh well....rating is excellent for flavor......

  • 5

    Posted by Duque on Oct 12th 2012

    I never thought it was possible to get excited over a freshwater aquarium plant, but this little clump surprised me. They are a bright green, securely growing on a lava rock, about the size of a peach. If you get tired of long, stringy, rotting plants, then this is the solution for you. These guys are as neat and tidy as putting green. They look great in a 7 gal. or 20 gallon aquarium.

  • 5

    Posted by ConsiderThis on Mar 7th 2012

    I love that I can move these around without hurting the root system. They are great for quickly adding a mound of lavish green. I started out with two and ordered three more. They also helped me secure the placement of other plants. I had thought they were a medium light plant, but maybe I'm wrong about that. They seem happy enough with 47 watts for my 25 gal aquarium... with a bit of sunshine in the afternoon. But maybe they won't stay happy. I hope they do. I'm hoping my goldfish enjoy them... salad for goldfish, I'm thinking. I hope I have enough of the plants for them to survive munching.

  • 4
    Good stuff, kinda small

    Posted by W.C. on Dec 5th 2009

    Received in good condition, lava rock is about the size of a Grade A chicken egg with a patch of HC about the size of a silver dollar. Looked a little flat when I got it - probably due to the cold weather it was delivered in - but has perked up quite nicely in the last few days. Already starting to put out new roots and shoots. Can't wait for it to grow in! 28 gal euro, 2.3 wpg, DIY CO2 ~13.5 ppm