Hydrocotyle verticillata ‘Shield Pennywort’ Live Plant - Tissue Culture

    A very fast grower, Hydrocotyle verticillata ‘Shield Pennywort’ is a charming trailing perennial with round, penny-shaped leaves, 2-5 cm, that attach to their stems from the center of the leaves. The long, slender stems can grow up to 25 cm.

    Inconspicuous white umbel flowers are borne on shorter stalks below the leaves from early summer to early fall. Native to South and North America as well as the West Indies, Shield Pennywort can be found along streams, in the shallow water or marshes, and on low, muddy ground. Popular as a foreground plant, Shield Pennywort can be used as a marginal aquatic and is suitable for aquariums and garden ponds. A vigorous performer, it quickly hides the pond edge.

    Tissue cultures are in a 5cm container - simply rinse gel and plant.

    Tissue Culture Plants have been grown in sterile laboratory conditions producing premium quality plants free from algae, pesticides and pests.

    Sold in food grade plastic pots, our Tissue Culture Plants are grown in a unique nutrient rich agar jelly. Easy to sell, the plants do not require watering and will continue to grow provided they are sealed and have sufficient light.

    Tissue Culture Plants will grow in fresh water aquariums, aquascapes and terrariums. Because of the wonderful qualities of these plants, they have grown, and continue to grow in popularity with Australian hobbyists.

    In ideal conditions, shelf life will be approx 4 weeks.

    Basic care instructions:

    • Do not remove lid or contamination will occur
    • Keep in well lit area
    • Storage temperate should not exceed 30°C

    How to Plant Tissue Cultures:

    • Set up a small container or bowl with some aquarium water 
    • Remove the tissue culture and gel by tipping the container upside down
    • Remove as many large chunks of gel either with your hand or tweezers
    • Use the water to loosen and remove as much gel as possible
    • Once as much of the gel has been removed, begin to plant the roots into your aquarium 
    • Tweezers are best used for planting - ensure the roots have been secured into soil to prevent the tissue culture from being uprooted 

    Scientific Name

    Hydrocotyle verticillata


      • Foreground 

      Care Level: Intermediate 


      • Moderate 


      • Recommended - medium


      • Nutrient-rich substrate is recommended 
      • If showing signs of excessive fast or slow growth - the nutrient balance needs adjusting 

      Water Parameters:

      • Stable water parameters 
      • pH: 5 - 7
      • Temperature: between 20 - 26°C 

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