Baby Tears Dwarf Pot (Hemianthus callitrichoides)

(26 reviews) Write a Review

Out of stock (get notified when available)

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
    Dwarf Baby Tears (Potted)

    Posted by DanᅠMichaud on Oct 30th 2008

    I received these potted plants two weeks ago and all 4 were in great condition. I left them in my tank for a couple of days and then took them out and cut about 1/2 of the bottom off, pulled SOME of the wool off and then broke them in penny size pieces or less and planted them in the front of my 125 gallon tank. Already after 1 week I can see plenty of runners and new green spreading out to eventually fill in the whole front of my aquarium. Great looking plant for ground cover. I read where someone else did the same thing and it worked for me also.

  • 5
    beautiful hemianthus callitrichoides

    Posted by Rob ᅠ on Aug 20th 2008

    I am very satisfied with the quality and amount of this plant. It arrived very healthy and I was able to plant it in my 46 gallon bowfront tank foreground. It is doing well and after a week already spreading to cover the entire area. Very happy with this beautiful foreground plant.