Bacopa caroliniana

Bacopa caroliniana is an undemanding aquatic plant and makes a great choice for beginners.  Bacopa caroliniana can tolerate a wide variety of aquarium conditions from low to high lighting and varying hardness.  Bacopa caroliniana has large, full, green leaves and an upright growth habit that help to add a different texture in the aquarium.  Under high light with supplemental CO2 and good fertilization, the leaves will develop pretty bronze-rose edges.  Use Bacopa caroliniana as a background plant or keep some stems trimmed back in the midground area of the planted aquarium.  Remember when you trim the stem plants in your aquarium, the cuttings can be replanted to make additional clusters.  Bacopa caroliniana is a native of the eastern the United States. 

Common Name:      Bacopa australis

Family Name:            Scrophulariaceae

Native To:                  Eastern U.S.

Lighting:                    Medium to high

Requirements:           Undemanding            

Growth Form:             Stem plant

Growth Rate:              Fast

True Aquatic:              Yes

Placement in Tank:    Mid-background

Available As:               Bunch plant