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Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' - Dwarf Baby Tears (In-Vitro Tissue Culture)

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About This Product

Species Name: Hemianthus callitrichoides

Common name(s): Dwarf Baby Tears, HC Cuba 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • An epitome of carpet plants that creeps over the bottom with miniature rounded leaves
  • One of the smallest species of aquatic plants on the planet
  • Considered an intermediate aquatic plant, a similar easier growing species is Micranthemum Monte carlo, but ‘Monte Carlo’ has a slightly slower growth rate.

Tank Position: Foreground

Growing Conditions: Emersed and Submerged

Temperature requirement: 68 - 82°F 

Lighting:   Shade    Moderate     Bright 

Water pH: 6 - 7.5

CO2 Requirements:    Low    Moderate   High 

Growth rate: Moderate - Fast 

Height: 1 - 2” 

Origin: Cuba but also found in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico

Regional locality: On mud and among rocks in its native territories

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Aquatic Set-ups ✔

Care Notes: Although generally not a fussy plant, this species is sensitive to warmer water (above 78°F) which may inhibit growth. CO2 supplementation is highly recommended. The shallow roots of this species make it difficult to stay secured in the substrate. In this case, a dry start can help by allowing time for the roots to anchor into the substrate before flooding the tank.

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Shipping Notes: 

  • LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEE (when your temps are above 20°F and below 85°F)
  • Gently RINSE out the gel/TRIM to needed size/PLANT in your tank
  • Comes in a 2”- 3” SEALED cup


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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Pretty Nice

Arrived on time and was packaged well. The plant was not great looking but it was alive.

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