Baby Tears (Lindernia rotundifolia)
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Baby Tears (Lindernia rotundifolia)


Common Name: Baby Tears
Proper Name: Lindernia rotundifolia
Category: Stem Plants
Temperature: 18 - 28 C
PH: 5 - 8
Lighting: Medium
Growth Rate: Fast
Difficulty: Easy
Origin: Southeast Asia
Position in Aquascape: Mid-Ground
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I grow baby tears in South Australia and I love the look they give as a ground cover. I always get comments on how nice they look and they give the area a fresh cool feeling. dizzy I got some Lindernia mixed in with some Pond Penny once. The look very similar, but Lindernia grows much faster, and has smaller more ovate leaves with 3 distinct veins. If you want the look of Lindernia, but don't want to prune weekly, try the Pond Penny. Tommy Ls6 Tommy
Algae Grower
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I agree with Wasserpest... however I used to make a killing from selling this stuff back to the fish stores in huge clumps every weekend.
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My Lindernia seems to be prone to either staghorn or hair algae, looks like black hair around the edges of leaves that are closest to the substrate. Tried increasing co2 and then put some in a lower light tank, we'll see.
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thought baby tears is HC, this looks mroe like a plant similar to moneywort... not baby tears...
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Never heard of this being called baby tears. Baby tears is a more common name for Hemianthus micranthemoides, and dwarf baby tears is a common name for Hemianthus callitrichoides.
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HC is dwarf baby tears. This is regular baby tears.
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Most people when they hear Baby tear instantly think if dwarf baby tears
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This plant has been listed as giant baby tears in pots I've bought. Hemianthus micranthemoides as baby tears and hemianthus Callitrichoides as dwarf baby tears.

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