|Description:||A tiny, delicate stem plant. Leaves are small, ovular, and light green. With proper trimming this plant can maintain a very short dense mat at just 5-6 cm from the substrate.|
|Potential Height:||15cm (5.9")|
|Care:||This beautiful little foreground plant comes with a few requirements. The first and foremost is very bright light. CO2 is very much recommended and a steady supply of nutrients is a must. Aside from those basic needs, this plant can tolerate a wide range of pH and hardness and makes few other demands.|
|Lighting:||To stay short and dense very bright light is recommended. 3+ watts per gallon is necessary, at least for a few hours as a midday burst.|
|Propagation:||Cuttings can be taken from any stem, preferably just above the leaf node. This plant also forms runners, and these can be cut as well.|
|Comments:||As far as short foreground plants go, this is one of the easier to care for. Others generally require more light, or more maintanance or both.|
Hemianthus micranthemoides is often confused with Micranthemum umbrosum, a plant most often called Baby Tears. This plant grows taller and less compact with larger stem sections between the leaf nodes than micranthemoides and it can handle lower light levels.
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