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Pearl Weed "Hemianthus Micranthemoides"

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Pearl Weed Aquarium Plant | Hemianthus Micranthemoides   Portion Size You will receive a 5x5cm portion of Pearlweed, either emersed (photo 2) or submerged (photo 1). Description Common...
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Pearl Weed Aquarium Plant | Hemianthus Micranthemoides

 

Portion Size

You will receive a 5x5cm portion of Pearlweed, either emersed (photo 2) or submerged (photo 1).

Description

Common names: HM, Baby tears, Pearl weed, Manatee mudflower,
Amano pearl grass and Pearl grass

Pearl weed (Hemianthus Micranthemoides) is a popular aquatic plant, known for its bright green colour and quick growth. It is easy to care for and can be grown as a carpet, midground or background plant, depending on how often and where it is trimmed. Pearl weed is native to Florida, where it will grow in wet areas with still, stagnant water.

Pearl weed will grow, like most aquatic stem plants, by placing the stems into a substrate, which will begin to root. To propagate pearl weed, cut a piece of a mature and healthy plant, and bury it back into the substrate. If your aquarium has good lighting, the stems will quickly root into the substrate and continue to grow.

 

 

Quick Stats

  • Scientific Name: Hemianthus micranthemoides
  • Care Level: Intermediate
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Tank Placement: Midground/Background
  • Lighting Requirement: Will thrive in medium to bright light
  • Ideal Temperature: 19°-28°C
  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • CO2: No
  • Substrate: Any, can float
Pearl Weed, scientifically known as Hemianthus Micranthemoides, is an exquisite carpeting plant that adds a vibrant and lush look to aquascapes. Its small, bright green leaves create a carpet effect reminiscent of a lush meadow. Let's explore the characteristics and growing guidelines for Pearl Weed:

Characteristics:

  • Pearl Weed features small, rounded leaves that grow densely along creeping stems.
  • Its carpeting growth habit makes it an ideal foreground plant for creating stunning aquascapes.
  • This plant can develop attractive reddish hues under high-intensity lighting and nutrient-rich conditions.

Basic Guide for Growing Pearl Weed:

  • Lighting: Pearl Weed requires high-intensity lighting to maintain its compact growth and vibrant coloration.
  • CO2 and Nutrients: Supplemental CO2 injection and regular fertilization are recommended for optimal growth.
  • Water Parameters: It thrives in a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C) with slightly acidic to neutral pH levels.
  • Planting: Plant individual stems in the substrate, allowing space for horizontal growth and carpet formation.

Do's:

  • Provide high-intensity lighting to promote compact growth and vibrant coloration.
  • Maintain consistent CO2 levels and nutrient supplementation for optimal health.
  • Regularly trim and replant to encourage horizontal growth and carpet formation.

Don'ts:

  • Avoid shading Pearl Weed excessively, as it may result in leggy growth and reduced coloration.
  • Be cautious with carbon dioxide injection to prevent overexposure and potential stress to the plant.

Customer Reviews

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Logan

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Peter Panagopoulos

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Violet Willmore
Plant arrived healthy even though it took a week to be delivered

I had plenty to plant and it’s growing well already, a cute little plant! Just hope my fish don’t eat too much

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James C
Very healthy and fast growing

Arrived quickly and in great condition. Very fast growing; I was able to propagate from the new growth within a couple of weeks.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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L
Logan

Awesome

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Peter Panagopoulos

Pearl Weed "Hemianthus Micranthemoides"

V
Violet Willmore
Plant arrived healthy even though it took a week to be delivered

I had plenty to plant and it’s growing well already, a cute little plant! Just hope my fish don’t eat too much

J
James C
Very healthy and fast growing

Arrived quickly and in great condition. Very fast growing; I was able to propagate from the new growth within a couple of weeks.

Shipping Note

We ship from Mondays to Wednesdays (all orders from Monday to noon of Wednesday will be ship out in the same week and any orders made after noon of Wednesday will be processed next Monday).

For any livestock you have in your order, we will ship them via Australia Post express service. This will usually take 24 - 48 hours to reach you after leaving our workshop.

Any other dry goods, bonsai, plants, and accessories will be sent via standard post. Usually, you will receive the items within 3-7 business day after order is fulfilled.

We alway try to process your order as soon as we can, if you have any questions please contact us on support@aquafy.com.au.

Pearl Weed "Hemianthus Micranthemoides"
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