Bacopa monnieri

Common name: Dwarf bacopa, Baby tears

Origin: West Africa

This plant makes an ideal foreground plant for more open areas, where it can be kept short and compact with good lighting. The leaves are thick, oval, and roughly 0.8 in (2 cm) long. In low light conditions, the plant will grow taller with wider spaces between the leaves, which can look messy and unattractive.

Too much pruning will also create an untidy-looking plant. Dwarf bacopa is tolerant of water conditions, hardness, and substrate, but will look its best only under ideal conditions.

Maximum height: 20 in (50 cm) W

Growth rate: Slow to Medium

Difficulty: 2

Area: Midground, Foreground

Light: Bright, Very Bright

Propagation: From cuttings and side shoots

Olive Green Barclaya Longifolia

The large "corm " is a storage area for nutrients and may produce more than one plant.

Above: The orchid lily should be given plenty of space in the aquarium. Its leaves and shape are quite distinctive and will contrast well with other plants.

Barclaya longifolia

Common name: Orchid lily Origin: East Africa

This attractive plant has long, wavy leaves with a reddish underside and olive-green topside, although the colors do vary across the leaf. The plant is demanding and requires soft water with plenty of nutrients, both in the substrate and in the water. High oxygen levels may cause it to deteriorate quickly. However, if it is properly cared for, it can become a very fine display specimen for the midground or background of smaller aquariums.

Maximum height:

Growth rate: Slow to Moderate

Area: Background, Midground

Propagation: By seed only Difficulty: 3, 4

The large "corm " is a storage area for nutrients and may produce more than one plant.

Above: The orchid lily should be given plenty of space in the aquarium. Its leaves and shape are quite distinctive and will contrast well with other plants.

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