Brazilian Pennywort - Hydrocotyle leucocephala

SKU: 208923
Manufacturer: That Fish Place

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Brazilian Pennywort (Hydrocotyle leucocephala) is light green in color with round leaves that alternate down the length of the stem. This plant may be rooted or left to float at the surface. As the stems reach the surface, they may grow out of the water and produce small whitish flowers or spread along the surface of the water. It can tolerate a wide range of water conditions but will grow best and fastest under high light and in harder water.

Bunched plants are typically sold as cuttings that are bound together with a metal plant weight or rubber bands. These individual stalks can be planted by inserting the end of the stalk into the substrate, either individually or - with some plants - in groupings of several stalks. Most bunch plants do not have roots but may grow roots in time. They can be easily pruned by trimming the stalk at the desired height. The trimmings can then be planted as well if desired. Some bunched plants do not need to be planted and may be allowed to float on the water's surface.


That Fish Place
Common NameBrazilian Pennywort
Scientific NameHydrocotyle leucocephala
OriginSouth America
Plant pH6.0-8.0
Growth RateFast
Light IntensityModerate
Water HardnessModerate
Temperature Range72-80
FlowersEmerged: white flowers
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State Restrictions
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico


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Great Plant


Beautiful plants. Best prices on the internet! I ordered about 15 different plants and was happy with all. Good sizes, great prices.

Very Happy


First time ordering live aquarium plants online. Very happy with the service, price and quality. Ordered 2-day shipping. Company only ships M-W. My order shipped on Monday and arrived mid-day on Wednesday by FedEx in a sturdy box. Plants were well wrapped in wet newspaper inside sealed (no rubber bands or twist ties to leak) double plastic bags. Packed securly inside box with bubble wrap and a 48hr heat pack to keep plants relatively warm on a 50 degree delivery day. Nice to see some care and TLC used on the live plants during shipping. All three bunches arrived in fine shape with no broken stems. Fit well in aquarium, acclimated quickly and look great. Thanks!!!

Customer Review


Not the right plant. Wrapped 3 types of plants together. Ugh. Never again. Cheaper than petco though.

Brazilian Pennywort


Amazing plant, quite a bit came with only a few dead leaves.

Healthy plant!


Excellent quality and size. Came very healthy and packaged well.