General Description: Bacopa has attractive, small, round, bronze-coloured leaves on stems. The colour is most bronze when grown in high light levels. Bacopa provides an interesting contrast to green plants.
Bacopa has a slow growth rate and the leaf sets are close together on the stem. If the shoots become too long in your aquarium, they can be cut and replanted in the substrate.
What is special about me? When grown out of water the thick, succulent leaves smell like lemon, if they are crushed. Bacopa is also suitable to grow in outdoor ponds.
Scientists are currently attempting to make this plant bioluminescent.
Scientific name: Bacopa caroliniana
Common name: Bacopa
Also known as: Water hyssop, Lemon bacopa
Country of Origin: North America
pH Range: 6-8
Temperature Range: 20-30 degrees Celcius
Light Range: Low to high
Tank Position: Bacopa is ideal for growing at the middle or back of an aquarium
Tank Mates: Suitable with most fish except large cichlids