by Robert Paul Hudson
Bacopa salzmanii is found growing from Mexico to Brazil along the edges of ponds and slow moving streams, usually in muddy loam. It was first known in the hobby as Bacopa lilacina. It looks very much like the more common Bacopa caroliniana of North America, except the leaves and stems are much smaller. Sometimes the leaves show a bit of red along the center vein of the leaf, but it is mostly green. It is not too light demanding and is suitable for low tech set ups. Side shoots grow profusely and are easy to propagate.
This plant is also easy to grow out of the water in wet soil. Some hobbyists are growing it this way in order to create available stock for them to sell and trade on the internet. It is also occasionally imported from Asian plant farms. Bacopa salzmanii is not particularly sensitive to grow or ship and can be easily enjoyed by hobbyists in any planted aquarium.