Micranthemum umbrosum

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.

Lighting:                 Moderate

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