Mint Charlie (Micromeria Brownei)
Mint Charlie, also referred to as Creeping Charlie or Micromeria Brownei, originates from central and south Florida. It can also be found in southern Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico. It is a fast-growing true aquatic plant that produces small oval leaves. It can be utilized in the midground and background areas of the aquarium. It is also a great oxygenator plant for aquariums and ponds.
How to Care for Mint Charlie
Mint Charlie is a fast grower and an easy aquarium plant to keep in your aquarium. It does not require high-intensity light and will adapt to a wide range of aquarium conditions.
- Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
- Temperature Range: 65-78°F
- Tank Placement: Midground - Background
This plant does not require any special substrate or supplemental fertilization. However, as is true with most aquarium plants, it will grow faster and more robustly if planted in a loosely packed substrate rich in iron and provided with good light and fertilization. As it is a fast grower, Mint Charlie may need to be trimmed from time to time. Regular trimming does not harm the plant and will keep the plant more compact. Alternatively, it can be left alone and allowed to grow to the top of the aquarium. Your personal esthetics should guide your choices here.
Plants at Modern Aquarium
At Modern Aquarium, we work hard to bring you healthy and beautiful-looking plants. The photos of the plants on our website are just examples of what you will receive. We also look at every plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us!
Plants arrived several days after initial ship date due to excessive Xmas shipping and even with cold weather and late arrival plants are healthy and look great in tank