Common Name: Manatee mudflower, Hemianthus micranthemoides(erroneous)
Origins: North America, Florida
Growth Rate: Fast
Requirements: This large plant is well suited for a small-medium sized aquariums.
Hemianthus Glomeratus, formerly referred to as Hemianthus micranthemoides but commonly called Babytears, Pearlweed, is beautiful foreground / midground plant that adds a bright green intensity to the tank. It does best under high lighting and produces small star shaped leaves perfect for creating the perspective of a larger tank. CO2 is helpful but not a requirement.
Emersed growth will produce smaller round leaves resembling Hemianthus callitrichoides (dwarf baby tears). The photo below is my emersed planter aka Aquaclear 110 on an ADA Mini-L aquarium.
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