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Tropica Live Aquarium Plants IN VITRO 1-2-GROW! Tropical Aquascaping Shrimp Safe

Small plants with great success. 1-2-Grow! Are very young plants cultivated and delivered directly from our laboratory. The plants are guaranteed to be free from snails, algae and pesticides and therefore are totally harmless for sensitive shrimp and fish. The range offers unique plants!

1-2-GROW!
1 - Carefully take the plant out of the cup and rinse off the growing media under the tap.
2 - Split the plant in 6-8 portions using your fingers or sharp scissors (for small foreground plants).
GROW! - Plant portions into the substrate using tweezers. Then watch them grow!

CHOOSE FROM THE BELOW PLANTS...

Bacopa Caroliniana
Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
Bacopa caroliniana originates from US and has been used as an aquarium plant for many years.
Stems become 10-30 cm long and 3-4 cm wide. Apart from relatively good light it makes few demands. Its slow growth rate makes it one of the few stem plants that do not need much attention.
Like most stem plants, it is most decorative when planted in small groups. Easy to propagate by cuttings; take a side shoot and plant it in the bottom.

EASY
Type: Stem    
Origin: North America 
Growth rate: Slow
Height in cm: 20 - 30+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Low


Eleocharis Acicularis 'Mini'
Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
Eleocharis acicularis 'mini' has even lower growth than the common Eleocharis parvula and was given to Tropica by Thomas Barr from USA. Plant the mini-version in small portions to cover a large area. In short time, a dense carpet will be obtained. Needs light to perform optimally, however, it is one of the most reliable species for creating a carpet – and a minimum of maintenance since the leaves remain short (3-5 cm). Suitable for nano-aquariums.

MEDIUM
Type: Carpeting
Origin: Cultivar 
Growth rate: Slow
Height in cm: 3 - 5+
Light demand: Medium
CO2: Medium


Alternanthera Reineckii 'Mini'

Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
This miniature version of the well-known Alternanthera is characterized by compact growth and a slower growth rate. It is particularly suitable for small aquariums or as a foreground plant in larger aquascapes. By careful trimming, it is possible to create a dense, red violet carpet of approximately 5 to 10 cm height. High light intensity and addition of CO2 improves the plants growth and overall appearance.

MEDIUM
Type: Stem    
Origin: Cultivar
Growth rate: Medium
Height in cm: 5 - 10+
Light demand: Medium
CO2: Medium


Cryptocoryne Crispatula

Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae is from Southern Thailand where there are limestone mountains, and the water can be very hard. Like many other Cryptocorynes it needs to acclimatise before growth starts in earnest. Leaves becomes 20-60 cm long and the single roset plant becomes 15-20 cm wide.

EASY

Type: Rosulate  
Origin: Asia
Growth rate: Medium
Height in cm: 20 - 30+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Low


Cryptocoryne Wendtii 'Green'

Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘Green' is suitable for small aquariums with a height from 10-15 cm and a roset from 8-15 cm wide. When grown in an open space the leaves will virtually lie on the bottom. Like most other Sri Lanka Cryptocorynes, it also grows well in hard water.

EASY
Type: Rosulate  
Origin: Asia
Growth rate: Medium
Height in cm: 10 - 30+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Low


Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis

Lilaeopsis brasiliensis from South America can grow very compact, but a "lawn effect'' (4-7 cm tall) is only achieved at high light intensity. When planting in the aquarium small clumps (approx. 1/8 pot) should be placed a few centimetres apart to help the plants grow together more quickly. Place in an open position without shading from other plants to ensure good light. Lilaeopsis brasiliensis can be used in garden ponds, and also tolerates low salt concentrations in brackish aquariums.

EASY
Type: Stolon   
Origin: South America 
Growth rate: Slow
Height in cm: 3 - 5+
Light demand: Medium
CO2: Medium


Staurogyne Repens

Staurogyne repens is a fresh green, compact and hardy plant for the foreground of the aquarium and it was found in River Rio Cristalino in the southern Amazonas. Its nearest relative in the aquaristic is Hygrophila but Staurogyne is different with its marked compact, low and bushy stature (5-10 cm) and small green leaves (each stem is 3.4 cm wide). During planting in the aquarium, the longest upright shoots should be cut off and new horizontally creeping shoots will soon form from the plant basis and gradually colonize the gravel.

EASY
Type: Stem  
Origin: South America 
Growth rate: Medium
Height in cm: 3 - 10+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Low


Sagittaria Subulata
Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
Sagittaria subulata from South America is an ideal, undemanding foreground plant whose short runners form a compact group. Place individual plants 2-4 cm apart. This plant may cause problems because in certain conditions it suddenly grows to a height of 50 cm when it grows older. But if it is then moved into the background it may become low again. In the aquarium it sometimes sends a long flower stem to the surface, and small white flowers unfold just above the water surface.

EASY
Type: Stolon  
Origin: South America 
Growth rate: High
Height in cm: 5 - 30+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Medium


Limnobium Laevigatum

Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
Limnobium laevigatum from South America is a decorative floating plant that is particularly suitable for open aquariums. 1-5 cm tall and leaves from 5-15 cm wide. It is also good in traditional aquariums, because the fine, long and decorative roots provide protection to gouramies and other surface fish that like the roots of floating plants. If there are enough nutrients in the water and the light intensity is good, new leaves will appear above the water surface.

EASY
Type: Floating plant 
Origin: South America 
Growth rate: Medium
Height in cm: 3 - 5+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Low


Taxiphyllum 'Spiky'
Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
Best described as Christmas moss' big brother, but from Asia, 2-10 cm tall, rougher and bigger with deep green, branched shoots. Spiky moss does best on vertical surfaces where the branched shoots settle in. It grows fast and requires a lot of light to do well.

EASY
Type: Moss 
Origin: Asia
Growth rate: Medium
Height in cm: 3 - 10+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Low


Rotala 'Vietnam H'ra'

Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
Rotala 'H’ra' has rather narrow leaves and an overhanging or creeping growth. It is probably a variation of Rotala rotundifolia and has much resemblance to Rotala sp. ‘Green’.
High light levels, good fertilization and added CO2 will induce almost exclusively creeping growth and a warm, rich orange coloration.  This makes it possible to create a dense, orange mid-ground cushion or even an unusual, orange foreground carpet.

MEDIUM
Type: Stem
Origin: Asia
Growth rate: High
Height in cm: 3 - 20+
Light demand: Medium
CO2: Medium


Taxiphyllum barbieri

Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
Taxiphyllum barbieri from South-East Asia is a hardy plant which makes few demands on the water or light. The moss becomes 3-10 cm thick and grows willingly on any surface, so it is ideal for decorating stones and tree roots or concealing installations in the aquarium. Attach the plant with a piece of fishing line or cotton thread until it has gained a hold on the décor. If its growth becomes too luxuriant, it can be pruned with scissors. In breeding aquariums Taxiphyllum barbieri is a wonderful hiding place for the young fish.

EASY
Type: Moss
Origin: Asia
Growth rate: Medium
Height in cm: 3 - 10+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Low


Salvinia auriculata

Salvinia auriculata is a cosmopolitan floating fern, 1-3 cm that grows quickly if there is sufficient nutrition and light. Light leaves are a sign of a shortage of micronutrients. It tends to shade light from the plants at the bottom. Salvinia varieties have small hairs on their leaves, making them water resistant.
Helps prevent algae by shading parts of the aquarium and using nutrients in the water. Grows very big in the wild and in optimum conditions. A decorative plant for open aquariums.

EASY
Type: Floating Plant
Origin: Cosmopolitan
Growth rate: High
Height in cm: 3 - 5+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Low


Heteranthera zosterifolia

Heteranthera zosterifolia from South America is an extremely beautiful plant which forms a lot of side shoots and thus quickly forms a bushy plant group. Stems can become 30-50 cm tall and 6-12 cm wide. In strong light growth is intensive, and the plant must be pruned before it becomes so compact that no light reaches the lower leaves. Water roots often form on the stem. In open aquariums it forms small blue flowers if some shoots are allowed to spread on the surface.

EASY
Type: Stem
Origin: South America
Growth rate: High
Height in cm: 20 - 30+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Medium


Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'

Hemianthus callitrichoides is one of the smallest aquarium plants in the world, and creeps over the bottom with millimetre-sized, round leaves. Hemianthus callitrichoides is an attractive and popular foreground plant for small aquariums.
It is not a difficult plant, but it requires good conditions such as enough light, added CO2, water circulation and fertilizer to thrive. If these conditions are hard to create, you may use Micranthemum ‘Monte-Carlo’ as an alternative, as it is less demanding.
Small pearls or bubbles of oxygen are often produced on top of the plants, adding a very lively aspect to the carpet.
If planted in small clumps a few centimetres apart, it will spread rapidly and cover the bottom like a carpet. Trim the carpet regularly, otherwise the lower parts will not get enough light causing root death.
Found on Cuba, west of Havana.

ADAVANCED
Type: Carpeting
Origin: North America
Growth rate: Medium
Height in cm: 3 - 5+
Light demand: High
CO2: High


Helanthium tenellum 'Green'

Previously named Echinodorus tenellus 'Green'.
This small rosulate plant will easily make a 5-10 cm high carpet when the light is good and the bottom layer nutritious. Even at an intense light level this variety remains fresh green unlike the usual, more reddish, Helanthium tenellum.
An easy and quite undemanding foreground plant.

EASY
Type: Carpeting
Origin: Cultivar
Growth rate: Slow
Height in cm: 5 - 15+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Low


Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping'

Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping', commonly known as Weeping Moss, is believed to originate from China and has been distributed by Oriental Aquarium Plants. 'Weeping' is a fleshy, 1-3 cm tall hanging moss with teardrop-like bright green shoots. It is best attached to driftwood or roots, as its drooping growth pattern helps to create depth and contrast in the aquarium. 'Weeping' has low demands, is fast growing and should be pruned frequently with scissors to maintain an attractive shape.

MEDIUM
Type: Moss
Origin: Asia
Growth rate: Medium
Height in cm: 3 - 5+
Light demand: Medium
CO2: Low


Vesicularia dubyana 'Christmas'

Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.
A moss speciality from Brasil, 1-3 cm tall, called "Christmas tree moss'', because of its side branch structure which distinguishes it from ordinary Vesicularia dubyana and looks like fir tree branches. It is more demanding than ordinary Java moss and grows more slowly. It attaches readily to roots and stones, and as it spreads in the water it needs pruning to keep its shape attractive. See also Taxiphyllum barbieri.

MEDIUM
Type: Moss
Origin: South America
Growth rate: Medium
Height in cm: 3 - 5+
Light demand: Medium
 CO2: Low


Feature NOTES...

Origin - Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate -  Of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Light demand - The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 - A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, or age of the plants you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding live plants please contact us.