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Lindernia rotundifolia var. 'Green' (Round Leaf Green Lindernia)
  • Lindernia rotundifolia var. 'Green' (Round Leaf Green Lindernia)

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    Lindernia rotundifolia var 'Green' (Round Leaf Green Lindernia)


    An all solid color variety of this beautiful plant from Asia. One of the easiest, fastest growing aquarium plants around, our Lindernia rotundifolia is a great choice for low tech tanks or beginners. Coloration are and morphology are superficially similar to Bacopa australis. It resembles but produces smaller leaves and bushier branches than the common moneywort (Bacopa monnieri). 



    Difficulty: Easy

    Type: Stem with runners

    Size: 7 – 40cm in height

    Position and Usage: Midground to background placement

    Growth rate: Very Fast                                                 

    Lighting: 2/5 - 5/5

    Water Conditions: 18 - 28°C (adaptable)

    CO2: Not required

    Propagation: Cuttings, will naturally develop runners

    Emersed suitability: Grows well either emersed or partially emersed in a paludarium environment

    • Description

      Commonly known also as ‘Baby’s Tears’ for its oval, tear-drop like leaves, Lindernia rotundifolia is a prolific, fast-growing plant native to East Asia. Specimens will grow vertically and quickly. Although hobbyists may clip and replant cuttings in order to propagate, L. rotundifolia will self-propagate in the aquarium by sending out runners resulting in the development of lush clumps from a few original plants. We recommend regular pruning as Lindernia rotundifolia grows faster than many of it's tank-mates.

      L. rotundifolia is an undemanding aquarium plant that is appropriate for beginners. It tolerates low-light conditions well, and neither CO2 supplementation or water column fertilization are necessary though they will result in extremely rapid and dense growth.

      The variety we carry resembles Bacopa australis in coloration and growth habit and the two are frequently confused. It is a solid green plant similarly to other Bacopa species. It develops a rich forest green in the aquarium. It is smaller and bushier than Bacopa monieri while being as easy or easier to care for. It is an encouraging plant for the beginner or a unique choice for the expert.

      It is also a plant that is well suited to emersed growth in paludariums and Wabi Kusa where it will adapt quickly and possibly produce flowers.

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