Brazilian Pennywort (Hydrocotyle leucocephala) is a popular stem plant that grows quickly along with runners. Its vibrant green leaves are colored brightly with red and yellow stripes. It also has a similar cousin named Hydrocotyle Verticillata.
Hydrocotyle leucocephala is a popular aquarium plant in Asia and is considered an edible plant. It can multiply quickly in the aquarium by planting directly in the substrate or as floating plants.
Hydrocotyle leucocephala is an easy-to-grow foreground plant that can be used in the foreground, midground, and background of a tank. It grows best with moderate to high lighting and CO2 injection. By trimming new growth on a regular basis and keeping these plants under control, they can be kept low growing and used to carpet the foreground of your aquarium.
Propagate your Hydrocotyle Leucocephala by trimming stems and replanting by pulling apart dense clumps and splitting the roots. The new shoots can be trimmed anywhere along the stem, which allows the plant to grow thicker and more compact.
In ideal conditions, the shelf life of Hydrocotyle leucocephala is approximately 4 weeks.