Micranthemum - Monte Carlo

10 In stock
Aquarium Plants
15.00 AUD 11.95 AUD
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11.95 AUD

Monte Carlo - Micranthemum

Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo” is a low growing aquatic plant that originates from New Zealand.  It is a perfect foreground plant that if given sufficient lighting and nutrients can grow into a thick carpet of green foliage.  The leaves are small and round with a beautiful bright green colouration that can nicely offset any neutral-toned substrate.  This plant is very similar to Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC/Dwarf Baby Tears) but the leaves are larger and in our experience, it's easier to grow.  When hobbyist are having trouble growing HC, we recommend giving Monte Carlo a try.

High lighting and Co2 injection are necessary to keep this plant low growing.  Vertical growing thin stalks are an indication of lack of lighting while yellowing leaves can mean nutrition deficiency.  Thin leaves can also hint at a lack of Co2.  This plant can grow quickly and require regular trimming when kept under proper conditions. 

This plant can grow submerged or emersed in dry start aquariums and Wabi Kusa.  Because this plant is small with tiny roots, it can prove difficult to keep planted into the substrate.  In this case, a dry start can help by allowing time for the roots to anchor into the substrate before flooding the tank.

Plant info

Type: Carpeting
Origin: South America
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate: Medium
The growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height: 3 - 5+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light demand: Medium
The average or medium-light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 : Medium
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. The high demand for CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.


Priced per 5x5 cm thick Pot 


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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Wendy Gillard
Very healthy plant

I was pleased with the health and size of this plant. My shrimp like it!

Neil Anderton
Excellent customer service after Australia Post took 21 days to deliver my order

How do you give a 5 star rating when the Monte Carlo plants arrive as mush? Simple - when Australia post takes 21 days to deliver the plants you don't expect them to survive. The 5 star review is more for the response from Micro Aquatic Shop. When I contacted them regarding the long delivery (12 days after they were despatched) they were very helpful and requested that I photograph the unboxing when they arrived. Out of the four plants I ordered, 2 managed to survive while the other 2 were dead. Micro Aquatics immediately resent a full replacement order. Australia post did manage to deliver this in 11 days, with all plants arriving alive. The Monte Carlo had suffered somewhat, but appears to be coming good now it has been planted in the aquarium.
In short their communication was excellent and their response in quickly replacing the first shipment was as good as you could expect. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Jaimee Whiting
Pretty Plant.

Arrived looking good, can’t wait for it to carpet my tank

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