Baby Tears Dwarf Pot (Hemianthus callitrichoides)

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About This Product

Hemianthus 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 high lighting and CO2 injections. Plant several pots through the desired area and watch them spread to form a dense foreground carpet. If you aren't as patient purchase Hemianthus callitrichoides grown on the coco fiber mats for an instant foreground.

  • Common Name: Dwarf Baby Tears
  • Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
  • Native To: Cuba
  • Lighting: High
  • pH: 5-7.5
  • Growth Demands: Difficult
  • Growth Form: Stem
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Front
  • Available As: Pot

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Great ground cover plant.

    Posted by Derek Alderman on Jan 19th 2011

    Ordered nine of these guys, and they're beginning to fill in nicely in just 2 weeks. Can't wait to see how they look a month from now!

  • 5
    Petite and fresh

    Posted by Melodie on Jan 18th 2011

    Arrived picture perfect and in good health but has not grown well. Wondering whether it is just adapting; never seem to have luck with dwarf type aquatic plants. On the other hand, the Giant Baby Tears (potted) has adapted quickly and is thriving.

  • 5
    worth every penny

    Posted by jason nay on Jan 7th 2011

    a lot of bang for your buck. ordered one pot - overflowing with baby tears. divided into five clumps. this is the way it should be- grown in a pot. thank you aquariumplants.

  • 5
    Canadiens customer

    Posted by Jerome Fecteau on Oct 21st 2010

    Best Hemianthus callitrichoides. Has potted planted, it's easy to plant .

  • 5
    Awesome plant, price, and packaging.

    Posted by Jordan Osborne on Sep 16th 2010

    Shipped these via the 2 day air & they showed up looking awesome, even better than I thought they would look. Large portion sizes & all healthy growth. Such a good price for an awesome plants

  • 5
    Great foreground plant

    Posted by MF on Aug 18th 2010

    Great algae-free source of HC. I've bought countless pots of HC over the years from Great quality for the most part.

  • 5
    Great Plant!

    Posted by Erik Marthaler on Feb 3rd 2010

    The service from is amazing! Very fast shipment and beautiful plants! They look great in my tank and plan to order more soon!

  • 5
    Hemianthus callitrichoides

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 3rd 2009

    I purchased 3 Potts for my 55g tank, They all look excellent, nice and green, the roots on these HC made it easy to plant, as for quality the best I have seen yet. Now just going to wait and see how these start to grow in.

  • 5
    Great plant

    Posted by Charlie Lopez on Aug 31st 2009

    I bought this for my 29 gallon tank. When it arrived packaged I was quite surprised at the quality. All 3 pots were a nice light green. I planted them immediately after removing most of the cotton wool and held them in place with rocks. Unfortunately for me, Swordtails and Platies love to munch on these (they pull it and eat the roots). So if you have these fish, do not plant them, yet. Remove the fish (place in another tank) and then plant them. I did not notice until they had pretty removed the top portion of the HC. Luckily I still have some left and it seems to be growing. Great little plant if you have high light and good co2.

  • 5
    Very satisfied!

    Posted by Mark Dang on Aug 26th 2009

    I bought 2 pots last week and they arrived on time and in good shape. They were healthy looking with long stems and roots. I didn't have any problems planting them in Flourite, unlike the two pots I bought from local fish store which have small leaves and really short stems.

  • 5

    Posted by Areya on Aug 20th 2009

    The HC i received from were in great condition. I would recommend this plant to anyone who has high light and CO2 injection.

  • 5
    Dwarf Baby Tears

    Posted by NicoleᅠVogel on May 13th 2009

    Excellent!! A+++ I received this plant in Great condition! It is a beautiful plant with a vibrant light green color! I was completely satisfied with the amount that I received. It looks absoloutely Beautiful in the front of my tank! Shipping was Super Fast too!