Hydrocotyle leucocephala ‘Brazilian Pennywort’ Live Plant - Tissue Culture

 Hydrocotyle leucocephala, also known as Brazilian pennywort, is one of the most popular aquarium plants in the hobby. This plant grows like a weed and adds a great pop of green to your tank. Its easy care makes it a great choice for beginners.

Hydrocotyle leucocephala can easily be planted by just sticking the stems into the substrate. It roots very quickly and shouldn’t have too much trouble adapting to most environments.

Most aquarists prefer using it as a mid-/background plant but if you don’t mind the light being blocked you can also leave it to float freely. Shy fish like Bettas will love the cover a floating plant provides.

    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 leucocephala


      • Background 

      Care Level: Beginner 


      • Moderate 


      • Not required  


      • Fine, nutrient-rich substrate is recommended 

      Water Parameters:

      • Stable water parameters 
      • pH: 6 - 8
      • Temperature: between 20 - 26°C 

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