by Robert Paul Hudson
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides is the mini-mini pennywort found growing all over Asia fully submersed in shallow water. The leaves grow no bigger than a dime on thin, creeping stems. It is a great foreground-middle-ground plant in the aquascape. This plant does demand fairly high levels of light and should have significant C02 levels. If these needs ar met, it is a fairly easy plant to grow.
This is one of the new plants for 2012 made available by Florida Aquatic Nurseries in the USA. Before now the plant has been rarely imported to the USA, but has been available in Europe for quite some time by the Danish nursery Tropica Plants.
If you have an opportunity to get this plant, you should give it a try. It adds a fanciful and dainty look to any aquascape!