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At times, submerged portions may be available. Please click HERE to check current availability.

 

Rooted mean that this plant was cultivated in soil and sent to you in soil

Why do we offer this plant in soil?

Our research here at our facility reveals that plants previously grown in soil adapt more quickly to aquatic environments compared to those cultivated in regular rockwool pots. We attribute this to the closer resemblance to their natural evolutionary conditions.

 

What's the alternative to soil-planted plants?

  • The standard option is plants potted in rockwool, commonly available at your local aquatic store.
  • Additionally, during the summer months, we also provide submerged plants for most species.

 

Link to this plant submerged - if available

 

 

Micranthemum micranthemoides, also known as Baby Tears or Pearl Grass, has some distinctive characteristics that can help identify it compared to other aquatic ground covers. Here are some key features to look for:

  • Leaf shape and size: Micranthemum micranthemoides has small, elongated leaves that are about the size of a grain of rice (approximately 3-5 mm long and 1-2 mm wide). The leaves are slightly cupped and grow in pairs along the stem.

  • Stem structure: The stems of Micranthemum micranthemoides are thin and delicate, and can grow up to several inches long. The stems are green and slightly transparent.

  • Growth pattern: Micranthemum micranthemoides grows in a low, spreading pattern, forming a dense carpet of greenery. It is often used as a foreground plant in aquascaping.

  • Color: The leaves of Micranthemum micranthemoides are bright green in color, and can appear almost iridescent in the right lighting conditions.

  • Habitat: Micranthemum micranthemoides is a freshwater plant that is native to South America. It is typically found in slow-moving or stagnant bodies of water, such as swamps or ponds.

By looking for these features, you can more easily identify Micranthemum micranthemoides compared to other aquatic ground covers. However, if you're unsure about the identity of a particular plant, it's always a good idea to consult a plant identification guide or an experienced aquarist.

 

Micranthemum micranthemoides, also known as Baby Tears or Pearl Grass, is a delicate aquatic plant that requires specific care to thrive. Here's a care sheet for Micranthemum micranthemoides:

  • Lighting: Micranthemum micranthemoides requires moderate to high lighting. A minimum of 2 watts per gallon of light is recommended for this plant to grow well. If grown under low lighting conditions, it will grow tall and leggy.

  • Temperature: This plant prefers temperatures between 68-82°F (20-28°C). It can tolerate slightly lower or higher temperatures, but not below 60°F (15°C) or above 86°F (30°C).

  • Water parameters: Micranthemum micranthemoides prefers slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH between 6.0-7.5. It also requires a moderate to high level of CO2 and a moderate to high level of nutrients.

  • Water circulation: This plant requires good water circulation to thrive. Use a powerhead or a filter to create water movement in the tank.

  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate such as aquasoil or a layer of fertilizer underneath the gravel is recommended for this plant to thrive.

  • Fertilization: Micranthemum micranthemoides requires regular fertilization with a liquid or substrate fertilizer. A complete fertilizer with trace elements is recommended. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer label for dosing.

  • Pruning: Regular pruning is necessary to keep this plant from overtaking the aquarium. Trim the tops of the stems to encourage bushy growth and prevent it from growing too tall.

  • Propagation: Micranthemum micranthemoides can be propagated by stem cuttings. Simply cut a healthy stem and replant it in the substrate. New roots and shoots will form in a few weeks.

By following these care instructions, your Micranthemum micranthemoides should thrive and add a beautiful touch to your aquatic garden.

Micranthemum micranthemoides MM - Rooted

R42.00Price
Out of Stock
  • WHAT IS even BETTER?

    This is a well rooted plant, grown in soil for stronger roots and better health, THE ONLY option that might be better is the SUBMERGED version – as these plants are already grown in water for you!

    Links to see if submerged plants are available at present:

    Micranthemum-micranthemoides-submerged

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