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Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' Tissue Culture Cup

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  • From North America
  • Tender ground cover
  • Foreground & nano-basin
  • Good light, clean water
  • Adaptable & easy to care for

Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' or Cuban pearl herb is a reliable ground cover that almost all aquarists know - and appreciate! Those who can offer clean water thanks to weekly partial water changes and sufficient light will soon be able to admire dense, beautiful carpets. This pretty foreground plant also reacts extremely positively to additional CO2. It is one of the most delicate aquarium plants and should be planted in small bunches a few centimetres apart. It also adorns nano tanks and delights small aquarium dwellers who like to take a break under their canopy of leaves.

Light requirement: medium to intense
Optimal temperature: 18 to 28°C - very tolerant
Water values: very soft to hard - tolerant
pH value: 5.5 to 7.5 - tolerant
Addition of CO2 and nutrients: highly recommended
Propagation: cuttings

Note: The cups are grown in the laboratory. Aquatic plants from the so-called in vitro culture are grown sterile. They are therefore also suitable for sensitive animals such as dwarf shrimp and can be used immediately. With in vitro plants, there are no stowaways such as snails or parasites, and pesticides are also completely avoided.