Common Name: Whorled Pennywort, Whorled Marsh Pennywort, Shield Pennywort
Whorled pennywort is a flowering hydrocotyle native to the bogs and marshes of North and South America as well as the West Indies. It is characterized by its half-dollar like leaves which can grow into compact bushes of green. Hydrocotyle Verticillata is versatile and can be used in the midground or background. It is undemanding and grows fast, often out-competing and overgrowing the tank if left untrimmed. By frequently trimming new growth and using high light with CO2, the plant can stay low growing and create a carpeting effect over the foreground.
Propagate by trimming stems and replanting on pulling apart dense clumps and splitting the roots. New shoots can be trimmed anywhere along the stem which allows the plant to grow thicker and more compact.
Tissue culture plants are grown in vitro from a state of the art laboratory specialized in propagating aquatic plants. They provide the best option for those who want to ensure that absolutely zero unwanted pests are introduced into the aquarium.
Remove tissue culture gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away or soak the plant in water and squeeze the gel off with your fingers.
Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
Family Name: Apiaceae
Care: Easy to Moderate
Propagation: Cut stem and replant
Growth rate: Moderate to Fast