Monte Carlo Micranthemum - Aquatic Farmer Tissue Culture

  • Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo” is a low growing aquatic plant that originates from New Zealand. 
  • It is a perfect foreground plant that if given sufficient lighting and nutrients can grow into a thick carpet of green foliage. 
  • The leaves are small and round with a beautiful bright green coloration that can nicely offset any neutral toned substrate. 
  • This plant is very similar to Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC/Dwarf Baby Tears) but the leaves are larger and in our experience, its generally easier to grow. 
  • When hobbyist are having trouble growing HC, we recommend giving Monte Carlo a try.
  • High lighting and Co2 injection is necessary to keep this plant low growing. 
  • Vertical growing thin stalks are an indication of lack of lighting while yellowing leaves can mean nutrition deficiency. 
  • Thin leaves can also hint at a lack of Co2. 
  • This plant can grow quickly and require regular trimming when kept under proper conditions.
  • 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.

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