Hydrocotyle verticillata Live Freshwater Plant
Hydrocotyle verticillata, also know as Water Pennyworth, is a charming, trailing perennial with round, penny-shaped leaves. It is popular as a foreground plant and its low height can be maintained through intense high light. A balanced supply of nutrients and CO2 injection are beneficial to the plant's growth.
Origin: North and South America
Water pH: 5-7
Growth Rate: Fast
CO2: Not required, but recommended
About Tissue Cultured Plants
This propagation method involves taking a small piece of plant tissue, often from the tip of a growing shoot or a small segment of a leaf, and cultivating it in a nutrient-rich gel under sterile conditions. This allows for the rapid propagation of plants while minimizing the risk of disease, pest algae, or contamination.
Keep in mind that while tissue cultured plants have numerous benefits, they may require careful acclimation to an aquarium environment once introduced. Following proper care guidelines for each plant will help it acclimate to life fully submerged underwater. A small amount of leaf melting may occur during this transition period. This is a natural response as the plant adjusts to its new environment.