Dwarf Baby Tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba")

From The Aquarium Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Dwarf Baby Tears

Hemianthus callitrichoides cuba.jpg
Dwarf Baby Tears

Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"



5.5 - 7.5

18 -28 °C (64.4-82.4°F)

Max Height

5 cm (2")

Max Width

10 cm (3.9")

Alternative Names and variants[edit]

Dwarf Baby Tears, HC

Environment Specifics[edit]

Dwarf Baby Tears requires iron if yellowing is to not occur. If the light levels are not kept above 2wpg then this plant will grow up towards the light. Can reach 20cm (7.9") in that case.


This plant is often used as a green carpet, and provided the conditions it needs are provided, it will do just that and blanket over gravel and décor.
Dwarf Baby Tears forms low pads (3-6 cm) and thus, it is quite different from Hemianthus micranthemoides by having much shorter internodes but also smaller leaves.


External links[edit]