Bacopa myriophylloides

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
Difficulty: difficult
Growth: slow
Range and localities: 

Brasilien: Minas Gerais und Mato Grosso (nördliches Pantanal-Gebiet)

  • Herpestis myriophylloides (Bentham) Wettstein

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
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Botanical name [?]: Bacópa myriophylloídes (Benth.) Wettst.

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Bacopa


Bacopa myriophylloides originates from the eastern and southern parts of Central Brazil and can be found, among others, in the Pantanal, where it inhabits boggy areas with shallow, very soft water in full sun. This Bacopa differs very much from most other Bacopa species. It seemingly has whorls of 10 or more awl-shaped leaves, however, truly it only has two leaves per node, which split up into 5 to 7 segments directly at the base.

This milfoil-shaped Bacopa is a demanding, light-loving plant when culivated submersed. Emersed cultivation, however, as practiced e.g. in aquatic plant nurseries, is completely easy. The emersed form of this small, fine-leaved bog plant develops beautiful white to pale blue flowers on long stalks.

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Light high 
Temperature tolerance 20 to 35 °C
Optimum temperature 20 to 30 °C
Carbonate hardness 2 to 6 °dKH
pH value 25 to 9 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 5 to 7 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: slow

Propagation: Cuttings

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: not hardy in Germany

There is no detailled information for cultivating this plant yet.
Aquascaping: fine-leaved

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