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Hemianthus callitrichoides (Baby Tears) - carpeting plant

Model:P2020673

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Quick Facts

Rating: Average

Common name: Baby tears

Origin: North America

Position in Aquarium: Foreground

Grows up to (cm): 3 cm

Pot Size: 5 cm

Growth rate: Fast

Plant Sizes

Just wanted to give you a heads up that the image of the plant you'll be receiving is just an example of what you can expect. Each plant is unique and may vary in size and shape, so it won't be an exact match to the photo. If we provide a size guide, keep in mind that it's just an estimate and that plants can vary in size depending on the time of year.

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If you choose Express Delivery, we will replace any plants that are damaged due to delays. Express Delivery is a fast, trackable, and reliable option with a one hour delivery window. It also ensures that the plants will arrive in the same condition as when they left our facility. If you choose a different postage option, such as Tracked 24 or Tracked 48, you will not be covered for any damages due to delays and will assume the risk yourself if the plants do not arrive in good condition. Express Delivery includes an insurance policy, which may cost more but provides added peace of mind.



If you order before 4pm we dispatch the same working day (Mon-Fri). Shipping prices start at £4.99 depending on the speed of delivery required.

One of the most popular planted aquarium plants, this little beauty will transform your tank. Hemianthus callitrichoides originates from Cuba and is one of the smallest aquarium plants. With round leaves that are only millimetre's in size.

If planted in clumps a few cm apart it will spread rapidly creating a carpet look over the bottom. It is not a difficult plant, but it requires good conditions such as enough light, added CO2, water circulation and fertilizer to thrive. If these conditions are hard to create, you may use Micranthemum ‘Monte-Carlo’ as an alternative, as it is less demanding. 

Small pearls or bubbles of oxygen are often produced on top of the plants, adding a very lively aspect to the carpet.

If planted in small clumps a few centimetres apart, it will spread rapidly and cover the bottom like a carpet. Trim the carpet regularly, otherwise, the lower parts will not get enough light causing root death.

1 pot per 15x15cm area. Split each pot into 12 and leave 10mm of rockwool at the bottom of each clump to anchor it down in the substrate. Use tweezers and plant up. Ensure CO2 is washed over this plant otherwise it has a tendency to melt.

Hemianthus callitrichoides (Baby Tears) - carpeting plant - Aqua Essentials

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Product details

1. Delivery Information

How much does shipping cost?
Shipping starts from £4.99 up to 5kgs on a tracked 48 service. If you want it faster (recommended for plants) then choose Tracked 24 £6.99) or DPD Express Delivery (£8.99).

How long does shipping take?
Not long in general. DPD is the fastest service available and if you order before pm we'll dispatch the same working day. DPD aim to get the parcel to you in 1-2 working days (excluding bank holidays).

Is there tracking available?

Sure but only once your chosen delivery service has scanned your parcel. Tracking will then be sent to either your mobile phone or email address.

2. Stock availability

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Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
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Chris Hilton
Dead

Died within a week before dying it fell apart floated around the tank shocking

This is a demanding plant that always needs high levels of CO2, excellent water distribution, lots of fertilisers and good lighting.

If any of these are below water the plant want it simply perishes.

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BRIAN N.
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received in first class condition and at a very reasonable price.

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BRIAN N.
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received in first class condition and at a very reasonable price.

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Krzysztof P.
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I recommend the product as described in very good condition

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Krzysztof P.
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I recommend the product as described in very good condition

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John D.
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Pleased with this little gem

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John D.
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Pleased with this little gem

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Evelina B.
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Looks so good,but my crazy golfishes keep picking it out,so not recomending it for those, who are having gold fishes. ????

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Evelina B.
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Looks so good,but my crazy golfishes keep picking it out,so not recomending it for those, who are having gold fishes. ????

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Jane N.
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Nice plant but a lot smaller than the pictures lead you to believe

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