Pearl weed is a bright green, low-growing stem plant perfect for beginners. It is a versatile species which can be used for both foreground, midground and background. Constant pruning will keep it low growing and spread runners horizontally. Leaving it untrimmed will allow it to grow vertically as a background plant. The shape and growth of the plant depends on the conditions so you must plan accordingly if you have a specific vision for how it will fit into your aquascape. This plant is similar in appearance to other carpeting plants, and can be a low-maintenance alternative if you are having trouble getting foreground coverage in your tank.
This plant grows best with moderate light and CO2 levels around 6-14ppm. However, H. micranthemoides can usually get all the nutrients it needs from a nutrient-enriched substrate and healthy fish colony. For super dense growth, use high light and CO2. Bright light will yield bushy growth, while moderate light yields looser, upward growth. Once your H. micranthemoides is established it will need to be pruned, as it can grow unruly when left unchecked. This plant will tolerate substantial pruning, so you can let it grow large and dense and then trim it into a desired shape if you wish.
Propogate by trimming the ends of stems, then group several together and bury them together in the substrate. Make sure that other foliage does not cover them
Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: North America
pH: Adaptable to a range of conditions
Propagation: Trim ends of stems, group several together and plant in substrate.
Growth rate: Medium
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Tried pearlweed previously from another vendor, plant was a total flop. This arrived green and bushy, total opposite of previous plant. Very pleased with it.
Hey guys! Just a quick note to express my happiness with my recent purchase of Pearlweed. The plants arrived, as promised, on time. They were in immaculate, thriving condition. They have been in my tank for about a week now and are showing no signs of melting back. In fact, they are still thriving and pearling as of this morning! It’s impossible to be happier than I am over my Pearlweed purchase! I am a customer for life!
So i bought this plant about 1 month ago. The one issue is the packaging. I had gotten the bunched pearlweed. Everything was packaged very well except all the plants were forced into the box and crushed each other, killing half of the pearlweed and parts of the mermaid weed i had gotten. The plant has completely recovered since then and is doing great. But i dont feel like spending 5 dollars on a plant and have half of it dead when i go to plant it the same day it arrives. And i also received some hair algae with it, which isnt an issue because i easily got rid of it but its just a hassle.
I will ALWAYS order from here with the utmost confidence in knowing that I will receive the highest quality!!!
Before my order shipped, they let me know that the last two batches of this plant were a little small, so they threw in a tissue culture cup of the same plant to make up for it! When the plants arrived, the two smaller batches had melted in transit, but Buce Plant gave me a full refund and even transferred it to store credit for me. They definitely offer some amazing and fast customer service.