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Brazilian pennywort/ Hydrocotyle leucocephala (large pot)

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Description

Quantity: 1 large pot (minimum of 6 stems)

Origin: Brazil

Plant positioning: Midground & Background

Light requirement: Medium-High

CO2 requirement: Low-Medium

Plant difficulty level: Intermediate

Plant Propagation: Cuttings

PLANTING AND CARING

. It can easily be planted by just sticking  the stems into the substrate

. It roots very quickly and shouldn’t have too much trouble adapting to most environments

. Shy fish like Bettas will love the cover a floating plant provides

. If your plant is doing well and growing quickly be sure to prune regularly to prevent the stems from getting all tangled up and the leaves blocking all the light

. Pruning also promotes a bushy appearance, so don’t forget to do it regularly

ABOUT

Brazilian pennywort is characterized by its relatively small, round, flat, vibrant green leaves borne on thin green stalks.

The plant also has upright/ creeping stems; fine, delicate and stringy white roots and small whitish flowers.

It is a fast growing aquarium plant. It can grow up to 24 inches in height and 6 inches in width under optimal conditions.

Due to the attractive, vine or ivy like appearance of this species, it makes a great fit for paludarium setups. In addition the plant is quite versatile. It can be grown in any substrate as a mid-ground, background plant ,or left floating on the surface of the water.

In India, we can sell this Hydrocotyle leucocephala/ Brazilian pennywort aquatic plant via online delivery systems to any states including Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha (Orissa), Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal.

 

HYDROCOTYLE LEUCOCEPHALA (BRAZILIAN PENNYWORT)
Brazilian pennywort is a beautiful plant. It is one of the rarest indoor and outdoor plant that can grow in soil as well as water. Its scientific name is Hydrocotyle leucocephala. This plant is ideal for aquatic and small fish tanks or fish ponds. Brazilian pennywort is genus of Hyrocotyle in the family of Araliaceae.
It is native to wet and boggy areas in central and south America and it originate from Brazil. And it is mainly seen in Argentina, chile, Colombia and southeen moxco or Slow – moving rivers. It is a versatile, freshwater aquarium plant of the gene Hyrocotyle which contains about 100+ species of perennial, aquatic or semi- aquatic plants. These are unique aquarium plant that can even grow outside, so you can leave them to grow above the water surface. They can also do well for terrariums. It will grow above the water with small beautiful white flowers.
Brazilian pennywort is a very fast growing and low – maintaince plant with leaves that closely resemble lily pads in shape and colour. This plant can thrive even in poorly it aquariums, and in the right conditions. It is a very aggressive grower, meaning it provides excellent waste removal from the water column. This plant has usually shaped leaves that are usually about one to two inches in diameter. It can grow up to maximum of 24 inches in height and produce tiny white flowers as it reaches up to the surface of the water. Brazilian pennywort is characterized by its relatively small, round, flat vibrant green leaves borne on these green stalks.
The plant also has upright / creeping stems, fine, delicate, and stringy, white roots and small whitish flowers. It is a fast-growing aquarium plant. This plant can grow as a floating plant directly in the water or alternatively it can also grow in the soil. Pennywort can also be used as an indoor plant; the plant requires regular watering otherwise its is going to dry up quickly. It requires medium to partial sunlight and does well and grows very lush and green with indirect sunlight.
The soil needs to be moist or wet at all times. Pennywort is also a good aquarium plant since, it helps to keep the water clean and clear. It is a beautifuly easy to maintain plant that you can grow in your aquarium or fish pond. The ideal temperature for this plant is between 72°-82°F. Lower temperature will slow down the growth of the plant. Though Brazilian pennywort CO2 is not a necessary factor. The application of fertilizer will make the plant grow bushy and quickes. Fertilizers provide diverse essential nutrients that the plant needs to thrive in an aquarium. Partial water changes help to promote excellent water quality.
Propagation of pennywort can be done easily taking cuttings at its roots there are a lot of nodes from which you can see the roots appear when you take a few cuttings from there and place them in a bottle or jar of water. If you may need to cut the plant every week and to damage the healthy shoots. You can propagate this easily so if you are kept on growing water plants in your home or garden. This is a good plant which as its realy easy to maintain.
This will be a beautiful addition to you indoor or outdoor spaces.
In India you can buy Brazilian pennywort plants online anywhere through our website. We have delivers to Andhra pradesh, Arunachal pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha (Orissa), Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamilnadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Nagaland, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.
What makes its special:
● It is one of the rarest indoor and outdoor aquatic plant.
● Easy to care and low maintaince
● Pennywort has properties of being antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti- inflammatory.
● low maintenance requirements.
● Healthy Brazilian Pennywort leaves are light green and kidney shaped.
● Leaves should be free from cracks, tears, holes or discoloration.
● Grows slower when underwater.
● Requires a lot of light.
● Absorbs nutrients from the water.
Sr Item name
1 Brazilian pennywort
2 4-inch (10 cm) Grower round plastic pot (Black).
3 4.5-inch Ronda No.1110 round plastic planter (White).
Plant specification
Plant Height 6-12 inch (15-30 cm).
Plant spread 3-5 inch(7-13cm).
above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common name Brazilian pennywort
Scientific Name Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Maximum reachable height It can grow up to 24 inches (60cm) in height.
Native habitat In Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and slow – moving rivers etc.
Type Aquatic and evergreen
Leaves Leaves are light green and kidney shaped.
Stem Stems are vine- like, flexible and sturdy.
Planting and care
Sunlight
● Brazilian pennywort can grow even in dim lighting conditions, however intense lighting is required for it to maintain its typical fast growth habit and robust appearance. Ensure to provide moderate-high lighting (30-50 PAR) using a high-quality LED light, and maintain a standard photoperiod of at least 8 hours daily.
Soil
● does not have any specific soil or depth requirements and can thrive in a very wide range of environmental conditions.
Application of fertilizer
● The application of fertilizer will make the plant grow bushy and quickes.
● Fertilizers provide diverse, essential nutrients that the plant needs to thrive in an aquarium.
Water conditions
Water parameters: It is easy because the plant is so adaptable to wide range of aquarium water conditions.
● Aquarium pH: -6.0-7.8
● Water Temperature: -68-82°F
● Tank Size: -Any, but the plant can grow fast and take over quickly.
Plant protection
● Pruning is a major care activity involved in maintaining Brazilian pennywort because the plant grows quite fast, and as such, regular pruning is needed to keep its growth under control.
● Under optimal conditions, Brazilian pennywort will grow rapidly and vigorously, thus capable of overrunning the tank if left untrimmed.
● Hydrocotyle leucocephala is one of the easiest plants to maintain in a freshwater planted tank. Additionally, the plant is relatively easy to grow, hardy, and has minimal demands.
● Be sure to prune excess growth and dispose of the shoots properly. Equally nip off browning or pale-looking stems and leaves.

● If there are sparse areas in your tank that need to be filled, you may introduce some stems from your cuttings.
● Ultimately, the frequency of pruning depends on how fast your plant grows (especially if you are supplementing with fertilizers and CO2). As a result, you may need to cut the plant every week and while at it — be careful not to tug/damage the healthy shoots.
● Partial water changes help to promote excellent water quality.
● Regular water changes are required to help lower it even further.
*Donts.
● Low light
● Change in pH levels
● Avoid oxygen pump
● However, avoid keeping species like Goldfish, Silver dollars, Oscars, Jack Dempsey, Koi fish, and Buenos Aires Tetra since they won’t hesitate to devour the plant’s foliage. The same goes for large, aggressive fish like Cichlids that are capable of tearing the plant, damaging the stems, and dislodging its roots.
*Propagation
● Reproduction is generally easy. Simply trim a couple inches of stem, with plenty of leaves, off the parent plant and let it float in the water.
● If the trimmed stem is long enough, plant the trimmed end into the substrate.
● In about a week or so, the trimming should begin to grow roots. Soon thereafter, the plant will be growing on its own.
● Pennywort can even be reproduced from a single healthy leaf provided there is a piece of stem attached to it. Just let the leaf float independently in the water.
● In most cases, the leaf and stem will grow roots on its own.
HYDROCOTYLE LEUCOCEPHALA CARE
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
● Place the potted in to transparent bag and situate it into a bright, indirect.
● Remove the plant from the pot then split apart the two halves of rockwood.
● As possible split the plant into several portions.
● Plant into your substrate with aquascaping tweezers.
Key requirements to keep plant healthy.

Sunlight Moderate to high
Water hardness Soft to hard water
Soil High organic matter, well drained soil mix or pot mix.
Temperature 72-82°F
Growth Rate Moderate to fast
CO2 Not needed
Tank size 10 gallons (~40 Liters)
Placement in tank Mid ground /background
Propagation By clipping mature stems or lateral shoots.
Care level Very easy.

Brazilian Pennywort
Special features :-
● It is one of the rarest indoor and outdoor aquatic plant.
● Leaves should be free from cracks, tears, holes or discoloration.
● Pennywort has properties of being antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti-
inflammatory.
● Easy to care and low maintainces.
● Grows slower when underwater
● Requires a lot of light.
● Absorbs nutrients from the water.

Brazilian pennywort uses: –
● It give very refreshing and positive feeling in the house
● Pennywort has properties of being antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti- inflammatory. It contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6 as well as the minerals, calcium.
● some people make use of the leaves of Brazilian pennywort to prepare dishes owing to its slight peppery taste.
● has been used for antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anti inflammatory, antidepressant, and memory-enhancing properties.
● It is widely sold as a dietary supplement in capsule, powder, tincture, and topical formulations. Gotu kola is also known as marsh penny and Indian pennywort.
● it helps to keep the water clean and clear always.

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