Hemianthus Callitrichoides - Aquatic Farmer Tissue Culture

  • Hemianthus Callitrichoides aka Dwarf Baby Tears or simply HC, is the epitome of carpet plants. 
  • This is one of the smallest aquatic plants available and just the right flora for creating that lush foreground seen in many stunning aquascapes. 
  • When grown in Iwagumi layouts, the vast fields of green can have a captivating effect on any audience.
  • This plant can grow submerged or emersed in dry start aquariums and Wabi Kusa. 
  • Because this plant is small with tiny roots, it can prove difficult to keep planted into the substrate. 
  • In this case, dry start can help by allowing time for the roots to anchor into the substrate before flooding the tank.
  • Although some have had success growing HC in smaller tanks using liquid carbon such as Excel, this species requires Co2 injection to truly thrive. 
  • It can be quite difficult to grow lush, thick carpets for sustained periods of time without Co2, and fertilization is recommended. 
  • To maintain a nice foreground

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