Moneywort (Bacopa monnieri) Tissue Culture
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Moneywort is one of the most popular, adaptable, and durable aquarium plant species, and we are glad to now offer it as a tissue culture!
Moneywort (Bacopa monnieri) is an extremely popular aquarium plant due to its bright green coloration, durability, and ease of care. It has very few requirements beyond reasonably clean, nutrient-rich water and preferably moderate lighting. It will thrive and grow very quickly even in low-tech setups. It will also grow very well (and even flower) when emersed, so it can also be an excellent paludarium plant. This species is also very popular among Ayurvedic herbalists and is believed by many (although not FDA-approved) to improve cognition and brain health as well as many other human health issues.
Care for Moneywort is very simple. It grows quickly when provided with nutrient rich soil and moderate to high lighting. It will grow at a slower pace under low lighting. Like most stem plants, it can be trimmed and cuttings can be replanted. In the case of this prolific plant, regular pruning may be necessary to avoid overgrowth. Like many plants, this plant will respond significantly to CO2, but certainly does not require such supplementation to thrive and grow at a slower pace.
This listing is for the tissue culture form of Moneywort. Tissue cultures are superior to traditional forms of aquarium plants in many ways. They are produced in a completely sterile environment which eliminates the possibility of them carrying pest snails or algae spores. They have a shelf life (before introduction to the aquarium) of several months if properly maintained and they are housed in a nutrient gel until introduced to the aquarium. To introduce a tissue culture plant to the aquarium, simply rinse off as much nutrient gel as possible, then plant as usual. The nutrient gel will not harm your aquarium.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Tissue cultures contain no unwanted pest animals or algae
- Excellent in low-tech setups and paludariums
- Prolific and easy to prune
- Excellent midground to background plant
- Very easy to maintain, even for beginners
- Temperature: 72° - 82° F (22° - 28° C)
- pH: 6.5 - 7.5
- Lighting: Moderate to High
- Origin: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to India and Southeast Asia and grows wild (sometimes invasively) on every other continent except for Antarctica.
- Aquarium placement: Midground to Background
- Care: Easy
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