Hemianthus Micranthemoides

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General Description

Common Names - Synonyms
Pearlweed, pearl weed, Hemianthus glomeratus, Micranthemum micranthemoides
Order
Lamiales
Genus
Hemianthus
Family
Linderniaceae
Origin - Distribution
  1. North America
Level of Difficulty
Beginner / Easy
Height
10-20cm (3.9-7.9 Inches) High
Width
0-10cm (0-3.9 Inches) Wide
Growth Rate
Fast
Light Requirements
Medium Light (35-50 PAR)
Co2 Requirements
Recommended (Medium light)
Temperature Tolerance
5-30
Plant Type
Stem Plant
Carbonate Hardness (dKH)
0 to 15+
Can Be Grown Emmersed?
Yes
This is a very versatile plant with lanceolate or elliptical leaves, up to 1cm long. The leaves have a slight transparency. The plants grow straight up if not trimmed and light is low. It can grow in aquariums without CO2 injection.

The abundant branching leads nice, lush bushes suitable for the midground in nano aquariums. In larger aquariums it can also be used as foreground if trimmed frequently.

The correct name for the plant commercially available is Hemianthus glomeratus. This was clarified by Allen(2011). However, as several nurseries still sell this plant under the old name, we provide the plant description here.

References

Photo 1: Hemianthus glomeratus, emersed. Source : Mihai Zamfir (Allwissend), 2017. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Photo 2: Clump of Hemianthus micranthemoides. Source : Corey Benson (Kaldurak), 2017. Adapted photo. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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