Bacopa australis (Bacopa australis)

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About This Product

Bacopa australis is easy to grow in an aquarium. Under certain conditions it creeps across the bottom to form an elegantly decorative light green cushion. When Bacopa australis grows in a good light, the leaves become reddish. It is easily propagated by taking side shoots and planting them in the substrate.

  • Common Name: Bacopa Australis
  • Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
  • Native To: South America
  • Lighting: Low to High
  • pH: 6-8
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Stem
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Mid-Backround
  • Available As: Bunch

Customer Reviews

  • 3
    Undecided...hope to change

    Posted by Dar on Mar 26th 2014

    Like a previous review, I'm having a hard time getting this plant to root. It came in looking good.Everything else I ordered and planted at the same time in a dirted tank has rooted and grown sprouts within 10 days of planting. I weight it and still find it floating. The bottom of the stems just rot in the substrate. Hmmmm...... Also emailed for planting advice but haven't received a reply.

  • 5
    Great Beginning Plant! Fast grower!

    Posted by Danny Martinez on May 7th 2013

    This is a great plant for even low-tech setups. Great lighter green color and fish LOVE it! Add CO2 and decent lighting and this plant will grow like crazy and reach the water's surface and either grow along the surface or allow you to cut and re-plant! Came well packaged and in great condition via next day!

  • 5
    Great quality and quick growth

    Posted by Yemanou on Aug 11th 2012

    Plants looked healthy and rooted quickly in different fishtanks under different conditions without CO2. To me this plants seems to be easy to grow and looks beautiful in any of my aquariums. In my opinion the best aquarium plant for beginners.

  • 3

    Posted by Jonathan Augustine on Jan 1st 2012

    The leaves on the plant were bigger than you can tell from the pic, but still great quality. I ordered way to much, 3 stems are plenty for 5-15 gallons. had to split it up for my 29 gal 10 gal and will give some to my new 20 long.

  • 4
    Hard to plant, but great none the less

    Posted by Derek Alderman on Jan 19th 2011

    Had a great deal of trouble planting this guy, so I'd use a plant weight with this one. However, it has done well in my tank, and is beginning to spread.

  • 2

    Posted by Nathan Hook on Jun 14th 2010

    Unfortunately I did not have much success with this plant. It pretty much rotted at the stems and floated to the surface.

  • 5
    Easy, fast and great looking

    Posted by Carlos L on Dec 21st 2009

    Great looking plant and as the description states, this plant grows really fast. In less than a month the stems already had roots growing out of them for replanting. It has a nice soft color green that really makes the tank stand out. I really like this plant. Definitely recommend if you are a beginner.

  • 5
    Great Plant, very nice looking light green

    Posted by ArnoldoᅠTapia on Jul 20th 2009

    Excellent plant. easy to grow in good light conditions and it provide a great contrast to the aquarium with its light green color, very nice looking plant.