Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’ is a low growing aquatic plant that originates from New Zealand. If given sufficient lighting and nutrients it can grow into a thick carpet. Its leaves are small and round with bright green coloration. In addition, it’s often compared to Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC/Dwarf Baby Tears) but with larger leaves. It’s common for anyone who has had difficulties with HC to try Monte Carlo since the general consensus is that it’s much easier to grow.
High lighting and CO2 injection are necessary to keep this plant lush and low growing. This plant can grow quickly and require regular trimming when kept under proper conditions.
Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro by laboratories who specialize in propagating aquatic plants. There is a huge selection of plant species that have been propagated this way. This is truly the best option for those who want absolutely zero unwanted pests, algae and pesticides. This makes them perfect for shrimp keepers and any planted tank enthusiasts alike.
NOTE: It is important to remove the tissue culture agar gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away, divide, and plant.