Baby Tears - Micranthemum umbrosum
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Baby Tears (Micranthemum umbrosum) has small, round, bright green leaves which form thick bushes of foliage. They provide shelter for fry and grow quickly in moderate conditions. This plant can grow tall, but may be pruned to maintain a compact appearance under high light.
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.
|Common Name||Baby Tears|
|Scientific Name||Micranthemum umbrosum|
|Origin||North America, South America|
|Difficulty||Easy to Moderate|
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Ratings & Reviews
when you get them you will allways have them
<br> this plant and or the leaves will allways be in your tank unless you kill them by dummping the tank
<br> easy to grow and keep. lol
Waiting to see
I ordered two clumps of baby tears and they arrived healthy. At this point, they've died back some but show hopeful signs of future growth. The color and shape of the plant will be excellent additions in my aquarium if and when the plants get established.
Really nice looking plants.
Shed all their leaves and died
It took about a month, but both small groups of this that I planted shed their leaves and died. Made a huge mess. Only plant that didn't make it.