Helpful tips

How do you care for Hemianthus Callitrichoides?

How do you care for Hemianthus Callitrichoides?

They need a stable tropical water temperature between 68-82° F (20-28° C), KH between 0-10, and pH between 5.0-7.5. Suggested water flow if moderate to high. If used as a floating plant, surface water current should not cause the leaves to sink or overly bump into the side of the aquarium.

Does Hemianthus Callitrichoides need CO2?

Hemianthus callitrichoides is an attractive and popular foreground plant for small aquariums. It is not a difficult plant, but it requires good conditions such as enough light, added CO2, water circulation and fertilizer to thrive.

How do you plant Hemianthus Callitrichoides in an aquarium?

You have two options for planting the HC Cuba plant. The first (and easiest) option is to separate the plant and Rockwool from their pots and split the plants/Rockwool into 1cm/0.4” square portions and plant them (including the Rockwool) into the Aquarium’s substrate.

How do you plant HC Cuba tissue culture?

How to plant your tissue culture plants:

  1. Remove plant from packaging.
  2. Rinse and wash away any gel/liquid.
  3. Divide plant into 6-8 portions.
  4. Plant directly into your substrate.

How much light do baby tears need?

Baby’s Tears plants like bright, indirect light but no direct sun. Keep the soil of a Baby Tear’s plant moist but never soggy. If the soil stays too wet, the roots and stems die. Feed every two weeks in the spring and summer when a Baby’s Tears plant is actively growing.

How fast does Hemianthus Callitrichoides grow?

When planted in small patches a few centimetres apart in the well-lit foreground of an aquarium, Hemianthus callitrichoides grows to form a dense, bright green plant carpet within 3 to 4 weeks.

Can I grow dwarf Hairgrass without CO2?

Dwarf hair grass grows very slowly without pressurized co2, in my experience. It will still grow and carpet but you must treat it like a slow growing low-light plant.

Do carpet plants need CO2?

Requirements to Grow a Good Carpet in Your Planted Tank High CO2 prevents severe algae issues and makes it lot easier for concentrated plant growth. Plants pass through a transition period when they are planted in your aquarium. CO2 boosts plant growth a lot and thus helps to pass the transition period smoothly.

How do you propagate Hemianthus Callitrichoides?

There are two main methods. The first is to separate the plant and rockwool from the pots then, using scissors, divide the plants/rockwool into 1cm/0.4” square portions. Plant them, including the rockwool, into the substrate and the plant should start carpeting after a week or so, depending on your set-up.

Does HC Cuba need CO2?

HC Cuba plant is tough to grow without CO2, and should not be attempted unless you have spare time and plants to waste, but this approach will increase your chances massively.

How fast does HC Cuba grow?

HC Cuba plant grows quite fast when grown well; 1 tissue culture cup of plants will carpet a 1ft square area fully in less than 3 months.

Do baby tears grow fast?

Baby’s tears plants grow quickly and need to be repotted regularly. Get a larger pot—in this case, the larger, the better—and get a commercial potting soil lightened with additional peat moss or perlite.