Micranthemum umbrosum is an attractive mounding species that works well in the mid ground in any tank. It is possible to maintain it without supplemental CO2 in a rich substrate, but it definitely has improved form with CO2 supplementation. It should be trimmed regularly to maintain a dense mounding habit.
Common Name: Giant baby’s tears
Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
Native To: U.S.A.
Requirements: Supplemental CO2 is helpful, but can be kept without, with otherwise good care
Growth Form: Stem
Growth Rate: Moderately fast
True Aquatic: Yes
Placement in Tank: Mid-ground
Available As: Potted or on wood