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Hydrocotyle verticillata
Whorled Pennywort, Marsh Pennywort

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Name: Hydrocotyle verticillata
Care GravelLight
Origin: North to South America
Hard Rich Bright


I've kept these marsh pennyworts for over a year now. They thrive pretty well in my 24W PL-L lighting and keep having new shoots. However, as they grow tall the weak leaves always seem to be overrun by hair algae.

Contributed by Liu Kenny

I have found these grow mush better in shallow water. My plant was originally in my 100 L tank but struggled to produce much growth. I thought that the depth might be a factor because my tank was tall, so I moved it into my new mudskipper setup with a bank so the creatures can hop out of the water. I found that when I replanted it only about 10 cm from the surface in the sloping substrate it actually grew onto the bank I had created. After three months on a diet of liquid fertiliser it grew very successfully in and especially out of the water. My mudskippers only love to wander in the growth this plant has created.

Contributed by Dran Hally

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