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Pennywort Brazilian (Hydrocotyle Leucocephala) - Set of 2 Bunches

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Minimum Lighting Required: Medium
Temperature Range: 59-82°F
Tank Placement: Midground

Hydrocotyle Leucocephala, or commonly referred to as Brazilian Pennywort, originates from Brazil. This aquarium plant has unusually shaped leaves that are usually about 1 to 2 inches in diameter.  It is easy to grow because it adapts well to varied water conditions.  It will grow especially well and fast when provided good or intense lighting.  Because of its fast pace of growth, Pennywort may have to be trimmed regularly to maintain more dense or compact appearance.  If left untrimmed, the plant will quickly reach the surface of the water where the leaves will spread rapidly and provide shading to the fish below.  This plant can be planted in the foreground, midground or can be left floating on the surface of the aquarium water providing shading.

Reviews (16)

  • 5
    Great for small tanks

    Posted by Vicky Gallman on 19 Aug 2021

    I wanted a miniature version of a lily pad and this fit in perfect in my small tank

  • 5
    Nice plant

    Posted by Elena on 16 Jun 2021

    This is my second order of pennywort because it’s soo healthy and lush that I had to order more. Yes, as some said it’s leggy, some with no many leaves but just give it a time and you will be happy looking at your nice plant..

  • 5
    Live Plants

    Posted by Debra Hiebert on 2 Jun 2021

    Using these as floating plants (along with hornwort), and they are great! Add interest, plus shade out some of the light to help decrease the algae, but not make the tank dreary.

  • 5

    Posted by David Samsell on 2 Jun 2021

    Plant arrived very green and in great shape.

  • 5
    Long plant

    Posted by Rose Davis on 6 Apr 2021

    Love this plant. It is comes tied up, but you should take off the rubber bands to get the rotted end down. Traveled well and has done well in my tank

  • 4
    Leggy and tied together, bright light green

    Posted by Lisa Thomas on 19 Mar 2021

    I haven't had this plant before but I think it must trail and float on top

  • 5
    Very Green

    Posted by Unknown on 16 Mar 2021

    The plant arrived healthy and it is still doing great.

  • 5
    Beautiful pennywort

    Posted by Sarah on 29 Jul 2020

    The pennywort looks beautiful both planted in the substrate and a few floating freely. My Betta loves to hide in both.

  • 4
    good quantity

    Posted by Seraphim Step on 4 Jun 2020

    some arrive broken but I can definitely work with that with some trim

  • 5
    Penny worth

    Posted by Tamara Mort on 12 May 2020

    I got mine last week, and they looked great and are doing great in my 60 gal. Will be getting more plants for sure.

  • 3

    Posted by Todd Schweitzer on 15 Jan 2020

    I ordered 7 different types of plants and this was the only one I'm not really thrilled with. First, you do get a lot of plant material in the two bunches. However, they are not thick and bunchy like the photo. The stems are so long that they had them folded back against themselves a few times and rubber banded together. When you take off the bands each stem if about 12-16 inches long with a little bits of root at one end and a single but large leaf on the other end. It's kind of cool in the back of my tank where they stand up above my tall driftwood and look like mini lily pads. I have some in the foreground that I'm going to let develop roots and see if I can trim them back low to get a smaller bushy plant. They are growing quite readily though.

  • 4

    Posted by Ilona Conolly on 20 Nov 2019

    Ordered 2 bunches and they are very robust