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Pennywort Lead Bunch

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Hydrocotyle leucocephala

Hydrocotyle leucocephala is a popular aquarium name that is often sold under the common name of Brazilian Pennywort.  Hydrocotyle leucocephala makes an excellent background plant and provides a unique texture with many large round green leaves.  Brazilian Pennywort can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions, and does very well even without supplemental CO2, making it a good choice for all levels of aquarium keepers.  It is particulary good in fry tanks, where the fine roots give excellent cover for baby fish.

Common Name:     Brazilian pennywort

Family Name:          Apiaceae

Native To:                South America

Lighting:                  Low - medium

Requirements:          Undemanding

Growth Form:           Spreading

Growth Rate:            Fast

True Aquatic:            Yes

Placement in Tank:   Can be used in many places if kept trimmed.  Also works well floating

Available As:             Potted, Bunch plant