Bacopa monnieri

Bacopa monnieri is a very undemanding aquatic plant and makes a great choice for beginners.  Moneywort, as it is known by its common name has small, round, green leaves that help to add a different texture in the aquarium.  Use Bacopa monnieri as a background plant in a smaller tank or keep some stems trimmed back in the midground area of the larger planted aquarium.  It does equally well i warm or cool water aquariums.  Remember when you trim the stem plants in your aquarium, the cuttings can be replanted to make additional clusters.  Bacopa monnieri is also a native aquatic plant to the United States that can be used in settings ranging from water garden borders to fully submerged aquariums.

Common Name:      Moneywort

Family Name:            Scrophulariaceae

Native To:                  Widely distributed in tropical and sub-tropical areas world-wide

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