One of my favorites!!! This little critter is dynamite! I planted two plants and within a week's time, they both produced runners, and I wake up to at least 3 new plantlets each morning! Needless to say, the gravel bed of my tank looks like its covered in the greenest of grass. My substrate is just your average gravel...no laterite, etc....and I use a dyi CO2 unit.
This a great carpet plant because it propagates really fast! It will need a good mineralized substrate, Co2 and high lighting for it to carpet, that is if you want it super thick and dense. As well it is a huge IRON hog, you have to give it a lot of IRON!!
Awesome carpet plant my tanks half way covered now liquid ferts dont seem to do anything for this plant. root tabs or nutrient substrate work best. API over the seachem ones seem to make them grow alot faster
This is an amazing plant. With CO2 and low-medium light, it spreads quickly. Without CO2 its a slow grower and older growth will melt. Don't expect it to grow much without any CO2. I do have a nice carpet of it in a 10g that uses spiral CFL bulbs for light and no CO2 (it did have CO2 when it filled out to a carpet). To trim, just cut the runners and pull the plant out. There's no good reason for this unless you are selling, a plant is dying, or its growing out of the substrate for some reason. In high light this plant can turn pinkish and green. very nice looking.