Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo’

Aquatic Plants
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Glass Aqua favorite.
Micranthemum Monte Carlo is a popular foreground carpeting aquarium plant!
Remove this plant from its growing medium before planting.
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Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo' is a low growing aquatic plant commonly used in planted aquariums. You will typically see Monte Carlo used as a carpeting foreground plant in a wide range of aquascaping layouts such as Iwagumi and Nature Style planted tanks. Loved for its easy going nature and low profile, Monte Carlo is loved by seasoned aquarists and beginners alike. This aquarium plant is fairly forgiving, will grow in a wider range of aquarium conditions, and can adapt to low-tech planted tank settings. Its appearance is commonly compared to HC Cuba or Hemianthus Callitrichoides, but grows slightly larger leaves and offers a less finicky nature. As mentioned previously, Monte Carlo is one of the easier foreground carpeting aquarium plants to grow and doesn't require much to grow.

However, it should be noted that it will take much longer to spread when planted in a low-tech aquarium and may stretch upwards if the lighting is insufficient. The addition of CO2 injection, medium to high lighting, and quality aquarium soil will produce a noticeable difference in the growth and appearance of Micranthemum Monte Carlo. Once established, Monte Carlo is a prolific grower and will require periodic trimming. 

Below is an Iwagumi aquascape layout in a 44G aquarium tank featuring Micranthemum Monte Carlo in the foreground:

Micranthemum Monte Carlo Popular Foreground Carpet Aquarium Plant
Micranthemum Monte Carlo Popular Foreground Carpet Aquarium Plant
Common Name Monte Carlo
Micranthemum Monte Carlo
Care Easy to Moderate
Lighting Medium to High
Suggested Placement Foreground
Propagation Trim and plant runners
Growth Rate Moderate to Fast
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