These are growing on a 10″ x 10″ coco fiber mat that is covered with a coated metal mesh to help weigh it down. the coated metal mesh is not meant to be taken off.
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 highlighting 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: Medium-High
- pH: 5.5-8
- Growth Demands: Moderate
- Growth Form: Spreading Rhizome
- Growth Rate: Fast
- True Aquatic: Yes
- Placement In Tank: Foreground
- Available As: Mat