The leaves of Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' are small and round with a beautiful bright green coloration that can nicely offset any neutral toned substrate. This plant is very similar to Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC/Dwarf Baby Tears) but the leaves are larger and it's easier to grow.
Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' was collected on a riverbank in the province Misiones in North Argentine by some Japanese and was named after the place where it was found: Micranthemum sp. "Montecarlo-3". This plant is also known under the name "New Large Pearl Grass" and in South America as "Bacopita".
When planted in an elevated place, loose shoots will bow to the ground. This Micranthemum is easier in cultivation than Hemianthus callitrichoides. High lighting and CO2 injection is required to keep this plant low growing. Vertical growing thin stalks are an indication of lack of lighting while yellowing leaves can mean nutrition deficiency.
Origin: South America
Growth Rate: Medium
Light Demand: Medium