Dwarf Baby tears (potted)

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Product Overview

Dwarf Baby Tears plant drapes your aquarium with elegant leaf clusters. ( These are nice plants!!!)The smallest of known aquarium plants, Hemianthus callitrichoidesis an ideal foreground plant. If regularly pruned, this bright green South American native can also be floated at the water's surface. Either way, it creates the ideal location for spawning fish to hide their eggs and active bottom dwellers to forage for food.

Native to Cuba, Dwarf Baby Tears will eventually form a dense carpet over your aquarium substrate when planted. Some plants take time to establish themselves; however, once ideal conditions are met, this plant fills in well. For optimal health, H. callitrichoidesrequires bright, direct lighting and a rich nutrient base.

Provided lighting and nutrient criteria are met, Dwarf Baby Tears is generally not finicky about care. The plant propagates via runners that branch off of the root area. Cuttings from a mature plant can also be repotted and positioned in other areas of your aquarium.

Care Level: Moderate
Lighting: High
Placement: Foreground
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 0-10, pH 5.0-7.5
Propagation: Cuttings, Runners
Max. Size: 6"
Color Form: Green
Supplements: CO2 Fertilization, Substrate Fertilizer
Origin: Cuba, Farm Raised, USA
Family: Scrophulariaceae


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  • 4
    Baby Tears

    Posted by Paul on 11th Jul 2013

    A good healthy portion. The pot was pretty full and it was very healthy and green upon arrival.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Jul 2013

    I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this lush and great and healthy plant arrive! Much better condition than my LFS. alphapro fan for sure now.

  • 5
    dwarf baby tears

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Feb 2013

    Plants were healthy and grean when I opened the box, may end up buying more