Hydrocotyle leucocephala *
Common Name: Brazilian Pennywort
Family Name: Apiaceae
Care:æEasy to Moderate
Propagation:æCut stem and replant
Growth rate:æModerate to Fast
Brazilian pennywort can be found growing in the wetlands and marshes of South America. It is characterized by its half-dollar likeæleaves which can grow into compact bushes of green. æThis plant is versatile and can be used in the foreground, midground or background. æIt is undemanding and grows fast, often out-competing and overgrowing the tank if left untrimmed. æBy frequently trimming new growth and using high light with CO2, the plant can stay low growing and create a carpeting effect over the foreground.
Propagate by trimming stems and replanting on pulling apart dense clumps and splitting the roots. New shoots can be trimmed anywhere along the stem which allows the plant to grow thicker and more compact.