This plant goes by many names. Our current best description is Micranthemum glomeratum, but Hemianthus glomeratum, Hemianthus micranthemoides, and Micranthemum micranthemoides are all commonly used. Whatever you call it, pearlweed is one of the most adaptable plants we grow at Water Colors. Under high light conditions with CO2 injection, it generally creeps low over the substrate and can be trimmed to form a dense carpet. Under lower light without CO2, it will still creep, but tends to grow taller and a little more disorganized. It can also form dense floating mats and be used as cover for top dwelling fish, shrimp, or fry.
These plants have been grown submerged, but this plant grows well emmersed and can be used for Wabi Kusa. Take care when planting. Pearlweed stems are particularly fragile. The bunch pictured is an example of how many plants we typically ship, but please allow for slight variations.
Plants are shipped 2-day and guaranteed to arrive alive with the exception of shipment delays. All claims must be reported within 24 hours of receiving and accompanied by a photo. In extreme weather, we may delay shipment.