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Micranthemum Monte Carlo Foreground Carpeting Plant
Quality Control Policy - Indoor Grown, Free from Outdoor Pests & Frequent Plants Health & Algae Check
Fast Delivery - 95% delivered within 1-3 days after posted
Submersed Grown Quality Policy -95% of our plants are patiently submersed grown in our aquarium to help you avoid plant transition melting issues that affect many tissue culture & emersed grown plants when planted underwater in an aquarium
(Information written by Aquarzon based on actual growing experience, observations and research. Please do not copy any information or photos)
Portion Size : Around 5cm diameter
Portion Type: Loose/Unattached
Growth Speed : Medium
Difficulty Level : Easy
Temperature : 10-30°C
PH Range : 5.5-7.8
Min. Light Needs: Low
Origin : Argentina, South America
Micranthemum Monte Carlo is a foreground carpeting plant that from our experience is the easiest carpeting plant to grow in all tank types. Due to its small leaves, it is suitable in both large fish tanks and small nano shrimp tanks. This plant stays low and has a creeping, carpeting growth habit.
The photos here are taken from top-down view.
Aquarzon recommends this plant for hobbyists looking for a carpeting foreground plant as its one of the much easier to grow carpeting plants. Besides being undemanding, it is also very beautiful.
Our stock is guaranteed free from pests such as dragonfly larvae etc. It may be emersed or submersed, depending on available growing space. It generally transitions much better than tissue culture stock.
Based on Aquarzon's knowledge and experience, Hemianthus Callitrichoides 'Cuba' (HC) used to be the most popular carpeting plant over around a decade ago when it was popularised by Takashi Amano's Iwagumi aquascapes. However, as it was quite a demanding plant that requires CO2 and high lighting levels to thrive, hobbyists started looking for an easier alternative.
Fast foward to current times, Micranthemum Monte Carlo is now the most popular foreground carpeting plant as it can do very well even in non-CO2 tanks as long as the lighting is sufficient (around medium level of lighting or higher).
Aquarzon has browsed through hundreds of top-ranking aquascapes in recent years and can see that majority of the aquascapes that use a carpeting plant would usually pick Micranthemum Monte Carlo as its primary choice. One example is when Micranthemum Monte Carlo was used by world acclaimed aquascaper, Takayuki Fukada, for his aquascape that won the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest 2019 Gold Prize - World Ranking 2nd position.