Hemianthus callitrichoides sometimes known as “dwarf baby tears”, or more popular with the abbreviation “HC”, was discovered by Holger Windeløv (founder of Tropica) in his expedition to the mountains of stone small east Havana, Cuba. It is described in the document about the first aquarium in 2003. Since it was used in the aquarium hobby, Pearl Cuba became popular and is an option for foreground trees. This makes rare Pearl Cuba from becoming popular and easy to find.
Pearl Cuba is one of the smallest crops in the vegetable aquarium with millimeter-sized leaves. If forced into a small stone with a few centimeters distance, the trees grow very fast and covers a pool background blue carpet. Pearl Cuba a plant (modest) coy and very suitable for cultivation in front, especially the small pool. Trees require lower temperatures.
Pearl Cuba develop slowly in the aquarium. It requires abundant light, nutrient-rich, good-quality substrate, and the full amount of CO2. If well cared for, the plant will generate bubbles on the leaves shimmer like pearls. You need two or more watts per gallon for light compact optical quỳnh or any similar source to keep the plants grow close to the ground. A good rule of thumb for this plant is: The more light and CO2, the plants grow stronger. Flourish Excel is accepted well by Pearl Cuba, and the result is very significant stage, trees.
Cuba Pearl can be grown on the surface, but are vulnerable to fungal attack if the land is not completely waterproof. Aquasoil rich substrate and strong lighting is good for plants. When trees grow out of the water will give very small white flowers and sometimes will not see unless you look closely.
In the aquarium, Cuba Pearl sometimes grow on rocks or wood to create a long look. Often they are used as background for the foreground and in combination with other foreground plants such as Eleocharis species. Because of the small size should Pearl Cuba is particularly useful for nano tanks.
There are two main techniques to planting Pearl Cuba:
Method 1: Insert the 0.5-inch trees in the background always been reliable and spaced about 1 inch.
Method 2: For each tree carefully with a tweezers together well.
There is much debate about a better way, but both provide better development results. But a second, if live fish or bottom of the lake can turn off the location tree. In Vietnam, the majority of people aquarist way 1. Due to the growing small tree often vulnerable so gentle and planting should wait patiently for plants to grow.
- Name: Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba
- Difficulty cultivation: Medium
- Lighting: High
- Structure: Body length
- Family: Scrophulariaceae
- Branch: callitrichoides
- Region: South America
- Location: Cuba, Caribbean islands
- Height: 1cm +
- Width: 0.5-3cm
- Temperature: 20-28 ° C
- Water Hardness: Soft – very hard
- PH: 5-8
- Speed Development: Medium
- Emersed: Enable
- Layout Features: Use as a background for the foreground