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hemianthus callitrichoides

Hi,

I can get some for you, as well as other rare/uncommon plants. I'm from Singapore and get my supplies direct from the nuseries.

Sometimes I post in Aquabid.com under the user name Anexis.

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Vic
 

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The LFS where I buy most of my plants has just started getting it. Only thing is, it's $18.99 for a patch of it. I purchased one last week because I knew a couple of people who asked me to keep an eye out for it. They ended up each taking half a portion. If you want a whole patch or can find somebody to split it with, I'd be happy to purchase some next time I see it (hopefully with their next shipment Sunday or Monday) and send it off.

And just so you know, I do believe it's emersed culture. In size and form, they appear very similar to emersed Micranthemum sp. The submersed growth is usually a little longer and skinnier and the whole plant will take on a golden hue, from what I've seen. The specific name given this plant is Hemianthus callitrichoides v. 'Cuba' so there might be some slight variation between it and what people have actually been looking for.

If you're interested in having it shipped domestically, PM me. If you already have it taken care of, then great and good luck!

-Naomi
 

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What do you mean by a golden hue?

Actually the emersed growth looks much the same to me as it's submerged form:



It does yellow out very easily however if iron levels drop, that seems to be an important nutrient for this plant.

Good to see it becoming available!

Giancarlo Podio
 

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The plant is usually sold in its emersed form. The submersed form looks the same although the leaves might be slightly smaller. Color-wise, it all depends on the nutrient management. Healthy ones grow a lush green.

 

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I've grown a lot of H. callitrichoides. I find that it does best with CO2, good direct light (>2.5wpg), cool water, and lots of nutrients available to the roots.
 
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