Dwarf baby tears plant or Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba

Dwarf baby tears plant (Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba, also known as baby tears, cuba or HC) is rather challenging to keep, but a very good looking aquarium plant.

This is a ground-covering plant, which is one of the smallest aquarium plants and one of the most wanted by aquarists. The plant is perfect for the front plan of nano tanks.

It is very often used when decorating tanks in Iwagumi style (the name originates from the word iwa – «a stone» and gumi – «arrangement»). Dwarf baby tears plant is the most renowned, but rather demanding plant used in aquascaping. This plant creates incredibly beautiful carpet on the tank bottom.

Keep reading…Dwarf baby tears plant or Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba

Cabomba caroliniana

Cabomba caroliniana (which is also called Carolina fanwort, Carolina water shield, green cabomba, fanwort, fish grass, Washington grass) is one of the most renowned and widespread long-stalked aquarium plants.

There are five Cabomba species known for now, plus newly appeared hybrids. Luckily, growing conditions for all these species are almost identical. They differ only in their appearance and growth rate.

Keep reading…Cabomba caroliniana


Vallisneria is the least demanding tank plant in terms of care. Except the fact that little effort is required for keeping it, the plant easily propagates as well. All in all, this is a perfect plant for beginners.

Keep reading…Vallisneria

Pogostemon Helferi

Pogostemon Helferi is an unusual tank plant with very nice ornamented leaves. It is small sized and it has incredible green coloring. It quickly forms a very impressive green carpet in the foreground and in the middle of the tank.

Keep reading…Pogostemon Helferi