Hydrocotyle tripartita “Honda” (large pot)
Hydrocotyle sp.”Japan” is the popular name of the plant in different plant forums. It is a variant of Hydrocotyle tripartita from South-East Asia. Easy to attach on rock and wood, place the cuttings onto rock or wood and gently tie around it using a string or thread. It is characterized by fast, compact growth and small, intensive green leaves on vertical stems. The plant is carpet-forming (5-10 cm tall) and its compact growth can be promoted by physically pressing the carpet with your hand when maintaining your aquarium (mechanical retardation). Carpet formation and compact growth do best in a good light. In low lights, it will grow towards the surface
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Quantity: 1 large pot
Plant positioning: Foreground, midground, driftwoods, in vivariums, etc.
Light requirement: High & Medium
CO2 requirement: Medium
Plant difficulty level: Easy
Hydrocotyle Tripartita is a fast-growing aquarium plant that is easy to. It is good for growing lush carpets on aquarium substrates, making it a popular plant for many freshwater aquariums. This fast-growing foreground plant is a great choice for new planters. It is often known as Hydrocotyle tripartita ‘Japan.’ It originates in the warmer climate of Southeast Asia and Australia.
The lush green growth can bring any good to life. The small leaf form makes this plant especially useful in nano tanks, but it can be planted in larger aquariums as well. In larger tanks, they are often used as a foreground plant or a carpet plant. In the right conditions, it will quickly spread across the substrate.
One of the best things about Hydrocotyle Tripartita is its apperance. It grows in moderately low to medium levels of light. It can be used in both fish and shrimp tanks. It can be planted in substrate or allowed to float. Many breeders keep this plant in fry grow out tanks as well. Since it grows beautiful foliage, it’s incredibly popular with aquascapers as well. It’s popularity in Asia has led to its introduction to Europe and the U.S.
What makes Hydrocotyle Tripartita special
Hydrocotyle tripartita is a perennial herb flowering with small white flowers that comes from New Zealand and the Australian states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. It has small and green creeping leaves on stems.
Hydrocotyle sp.”Japan” is the popular name of the plant in different plant forums. It is a speciality of Hydrocotyle tripartita from South-East Asia. It is characterised by fast, compact growth and small, intensive green leaves on vertical stems. The plant is carpet-like and its compact growth can be promoted by physically pressing the carpet. Carpet formation and compact growth do best in good light.
Number Item name
1 Hydrocotyle tripartita/floating pennywort/Indian pennywort
2 18 cm
Plant height 5 to 10 cm
Plant spread 3 to 4 inches
Name and other features of Hydrocotyle tripartita
Scientific name Hydrocotyle tripartita
Common name Indian pennywort
Origin New Zealand
Identification Small white flowers and small creeping stems
In the case of sunlight, medium to high lighting and CO2 injection and a basic aquarium plant fertilizer is required. This plant may be made depending on the overall tank and goals. When well-established, Hydrocotyle Tripartita is a quick grower and will outpace many aquatic plant species making regular maintenance a must. Propagation is easy and can be done by snipping the plant anywhere along the stem and replanting it into quality, nutrient-dense aquarium soil.
Requirements for the plant
Carbon dioxide Required
Propagation Stem cuttings
pH 6.0 to 7.5
Difficulty level Medium
Ease of growing Easy
Care Easy to moderate
Type Stem plant
Don’t for the plant
• Never over water the plant because it can destroy all the nutrients from the soil
• Always put drainage holes
• Always use light in a medium level for the plant.
Is Hydrocotyle tripartita edible
It looks like a few of the Hydrocotyle are medicinal. They are edible but not delicious. They taste like wheat grass or plain grass.
Uses of Hydrocotyle tripartita
Hydrocotyle Tripartita is most commonly used as a carpeting plant. It grows fast and cover the aquarium floor. To grow a carpet, it is important to keep the plant pruned and compressed regularly. Once this plant is established, it will create a beautiful ground cover.
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