Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC) 'Cuba'
You will receive a 5x5cm portion, similar to photo 2.
Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) 'Cuba', also known as dwarf baby tears plant is one of the smallest ground creepers available in the hobby. It is popular as a carpet as its small size makes for a very fine carpet and contrasts well with even other small leaved plants. HC Cuba is notorious for being one of the harder carpeting plants to grow well in the planted aquarium. It is often called dwarf baby tears in the hobby, but this can easily lead to mix-ups as "baby tears" can refer to a couple of other plants as well.
A similar plant that is far easier to grow is Micranthemum Monte carlo, with the difference being insignificant at a distance especially in larger tanks. HC Cuba grows slightly faster than Monte carlo and has smaller leaves and stems. It is not as deep rooted as Monte carlo and requires more frequent trimming. HC Cuba plant requires a lot more CO2 to grow well compared to Monte carlo. Both plants will creep over rocks; but Monte carlo does this more aggressively.
Scientific Name: Hemianthus Callitrichoides
Care Level: Intermediate
Growth Rate: Medium
Tank Placement: Foreground, perfect carpeting plant
Lighting Requirement: Will thrive in medium to high light
Ideal Temperature: 20°-28°C
CO2: No, but highly recommended
Nutrient Substrate: Yes
Hemianthus Callitrichoides, commonly referred to as HC 'Cuba,' is a miniature aquatic plant that is highly popular among aquascaping enthusiasts. This plant forms a dense carpet of tiny, bright green leaves, creating a lush and vibrant foreground. HC 'Cuba' requires meticulous care and attention but rewards aquarists with a stunning result.
To cultivate HC 'Cuba' successfully, provide high lighting and a nutrient-rich substrate. Co2 injection is essential for promoting healthy growth and maintaining the intense green coloration. Regular pruning is necessary to prevent the plant from growing too tall and blocking light from reaching the lower sections.
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