Manhattan Aquariums

Dwarf Baby Tears 1/2 Mat

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Hemianthus callitrichoides also known as Dwarf Baby Tears is one of the smallest aquarium plants in the world, and creeps over the bottom with millimetre-sized round leaves. If planted in small clumps a few centimetres apart, it will spread rapidly and cover the bottom like a carpet.

Hardiness: Moderate
Light Needs: Moderate to High
Plant Structure: Stem
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Hemianthus
Region: Central/South America
Location: Cuba
Size: Individual stem width: 0.5cm (0.25in)
Growth Rate: Medium

Co2 or use of a Co2 additive (Seachem Excel) is recommended

Your lighting should be a minimum of 2 watts per gallon.


Planting Instructions

Mats that have plants attached should be planted by burying just the bottom of the mat in your substrate. The top of the mat with the plant should not be buried at all. The best way to do this is to carefully move the mat back and forth as you push it down in your substrate. The weight of the mat itself and having it in your substrate should hold it in place. If it does not stay in place, you can add plant weights to the bottom of the mat by inserting them into the mat.