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New Large Pearl Grass - Micranthemum sp. ‘Montecarlo’ - Live Freshwater Plant

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Micranthemum sp. ‘Montecarlo’, also known as new large pearl grass, grows flat on the ground, forming a compact mat. The roundish leaves are a bit smaller and darker green than those of Micranthemum umbrosum. The plant can grow in light shadow, but requires good light conditions.


Family: Linderniaceae

Origin: South America

Full-Grown Height: 1-2"

Placement: Carpet

Temperature: 72-80°F

Water pH: 5-7

Lighting: Medium

Growth Rate: Medium

CO2: Recommended


About Tissue Cultured Plants

This propagation method involves taking a small piece of plant tissue, often from the tip of a growing shoot or a small segment of a leaf, and cultivating it in a nutrient-rich gel under sterile conditions. This allows for the rapid propagation of plants while minimizing the risk of disease, pest algae, or contamination.

Keep in mind that while tissue cultured plants have numerous benefits, they may require careful acclimation to an aquarium environment once introduced. Following proper care guidelines for each plant will help it acclimate to life fully submerged underwater. A small amount of leaf melting may occur during this transition period. This is a natural response as the plant adjusts to its new environment.

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