Hemianthus Callitrichoides 'Cuba' (Dwarf Baby Tears)

Common Name: Dwarf Baby Tears

Hemianthus Callitrichoides

Hemianthus Callitrichoides aka Dwarf Baby Tears or simply HC, is the epitome of carpet plants.  This is one of the smallest aquatic plants available and just the right flora for creating that lush foreground seen in many stunning aquascapes.  When grown in Iwagumi layouts, the vast fields of green can have a captivating effect on any audience.

This plant can grow submerged or emersed in dry start aquariums and Wabi Kusa.  Because this plant is small with tiny roots, it can prove difficult to keep planted into the substrate.  In this case, dry start can help by allowing time for the roots to anchor into the substrate before flooding the tank.

Although some have had success growing HC in smaller tanks using liquid carbon such as Excel, this species requires Co2 injection to truly thrive.  It can be quite difficult to grow lush, thick carpets for sustained periods of time without Co2, and fertilization is recommended.  To maintain a nice foreground

Family Name: Scrophulariaceae

Origin: North America, Cuba

Height: 1-2”

pH: 6-7.5

Care: Medium to Difficult

Light: Medium to High

Co2: Required 

Propagation: Cut new growth along with roots

Growth rate: Moderate to Fast 

$ 7.99

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Great little plants

As far as carpet plants go, these potted baby tears were a little bushier than I had hoped. Not sure if it was because they were potted instead of tissue cultured. They don't sit as flat as Monte Carlo.
As far as quality, these are 10 out of 10. Great quality, healthy, easy to remove the wool, and the roots was healthy.
I think next time around I will go back to Monte Carlo.

3 Pot Package

I bought the three pot package, and I was surprised to see that not only did they come in looking great, they looked better than the other plants I ordered with them. Relatively easy to split away from the rock wool, and I haven’t had to remove any dead pieces. 10/10 would order again!

4/5 pots are ok.

4/5 of the pots I ordered made it. Can I request a pot be sent to me. Attached is a picture of the bag of HC un opened. The rest of the plants are ok

5 pots of Dwarf Baby Tears

Absolutely perfect quality and arrived in great shape. It has been planted for 5 days now and have not seen a single sign of yellowing. Follow my IG account @discus.daily to see photos of the quality and progress of the growth.


Came in healthy, would buy again

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