Live Plant – Hydrocotyle Tripartita (Stem)


Note: Cutting will be approx 3 inches long

Family Name: Apiaceae
Origin: Asia
Height: 5-10″
pH: 6.5-7.5
Care: Easy to Moderate
Light: Medium
Co2: Required
Propagation: Cut stem and replant
Growth rate: Moderate to Fast



Common Name: Hydrocotyle Japan

Hydrocotyle Japan was made famous from frequent usage by famous aquascapers such as Takashi Amano. It is characterized by its clover-like leaves which can grow into compact bushes of green. This plant is versatile and can be used in the foreground, midground or background. It is undemanding and grows fast, often out-competing and overgrowing the tank if left untrimmed. By frequently trimming new growth and using high light with CO2, the plant can stay low growing and create a carpeting effect over the foreground.

Propagate by trimming stems and replanting on pulling apart dense clumps and splitting the roots. New shoots can be trimmed anywhere along the stem which allows the plant to grow thicker and more compact.


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