HC Cuba Plant
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HC Cuba

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HC Cuba Portion Size You will receive a 5x5cm portion, similar to photo 2. Description HC Cuba, also known as dwarf baby tears plant is one of the smallest ground...
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HC Cuba

Portion Size

You will receive a 5x5cm portion, similar to photo 2.


Description


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 plants grow 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.


Quick Stats

 

  • 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
  • pH: 5.5-8
  • 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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Very poor quality of plants. HC Cuba roots were brown and leaves were very fragile. Did not end up using any of the plants I bought. The seller was rather unhelpful as well.

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Jaycob goodliffe
Helpful staff, great product

Staff are able to help with any problems and the product I received was great.

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E.D.

Won't be back again
Honestly I'm so disappointed in the sizing and quality of plants that all arrived definitely not as described or measured properly and I had to throw away more then half the plants as they were rotten in bags don't waste your money here there are better places

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Yuguo

Good quality👍

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
50%
(2)
0%
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25%
(1)
25%
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Anonymous
HC Cuba

Very poor quality of plants. HC Cuba roots were brown and leaves were very fragile. Did not end up using any of the plants I bought. The seller was rather unhelpful as well.

J
Jaycob goodliffe
Helpful staff, great product

Staff are able to help with any problems and the product I received was great.

E
E.D.

Won't be back again
Honestly I'm so disappointed in the sizing and quality of plants that all arrived definitely not as described or measured properly and I had to throw away more then half the plants as they were rotten in bags don't waste your money here there are better places

Y
Yuguo

Good quality👍

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