This species is often regarded as one of the best beginner plants. It does not require CO2 and It is also slower growing than most stem plants. This means you don’t have to trim this plant as often. It’s leaves are uniquely shaped and the stems tend to grow more vertically than other stem plants. A basic planted tank setup should give you success with this species provided you have medium light and nutrients available within the water column. We recommend providing a nice balanced liquid fertilizer and if possible a nutrient rich substrate or root tabs.
Bacopa Caroliniana is native to parts of the United States and ours is grown in house!
Photos shown are for illustration purposes only. Plants vary in size.
- Plant each stem deep into the substrate to allow roots to develop and anchor the plant.
- Once anchored, cut the stems to encourage a more bushy appearance, or let them grow tall to create a beautiful backdrop in any aquarium.
- Whenever you cut this plant as mentioned above, make sure to replant the cut portions. This will allow you to propagate this species quickly!
Difficulty - Easy
Fertilizers - Liquid fertilizer and nutrient rich substrate or root tabs recommended
Light Requirements - Medium to High