Hydrocotyle Leucocephala Variegated

Brazilian Pennywort &
Brazilian Pennywort &

Hydrocotyle Leucocephala Variegated

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Hydrocotyle leucocephala 'Variegated', a hybrid version of the common Brazilian Pennywort, is a popular stem plant admired for its rapid growth and vibrant green leaves with unique variegated patterns. This aquatic plant is a favorite among aquarists for its aesthetic appeal and low-maintenance nature.

Key Features:

  • Variegated Leaves: Features vibrantly colorful green leaves with distinctive variegated patterns, adding a unique touch to any aquarium.
  • Rapid Growth: Grows quickly along with runners, making it ideal for filling in spaces and creating lush aquascapes.
  • Lily Pad Resemblance: Leaves closely resemble lily pads in shape and color, enhancing the natural look of the tank.

Optimal Conditions:

  • Lighting: Thrives in medium to high lighting conditions, promoting healthy growth and maintaining the variegated leaf patterns.
  • Water Parameters: Prefers temperatures between 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C) and slightly acidic to neutral pH levels (6.0 to 7.5).

Aquarium Benefits:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds visual interest and a splash of color to aquascapes with its unique variegated leaves and fast-growing nature.
  • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced aquarists.
  • Versatile Placement: Ideal for midground or background placement, providing depth and texture to the aquarium layout.

Care and Maintenance:

  • CO2 and Nutrients: Benefits from CO2 supplementation and a nutrient-rich substrate to support robust growth and vibrant coloration.
  • Pruning: Regular trimming helps maintain its shape and encourages bushier growth.

Unique Hybrid Traits:

  • Variegated Reversion: The variegated pattern can revert to the common green appearance, but the hybrid gene remains, allowing for potential reversion in future generations.


Hydrocotyle leucocephala 'Variegated' is an excellent choice for aquarists looking to add a touch of uniqueness and vibrant color to their freshwater aquariums. Its fast growth, easy care requirements, and striking variegated leaves make it a standout addition to any aquascape. Enhance your aquarium with the beauty and dynamic appeal of Hydrocotyle leucocephala 'Variegated' and enjoy a lush, vibrant underwater environment.

Transform your aquascape with Hydrocotyle leucocephala 'Variegated' and experience the captivating allure of its unique variegated foliage.

  • Sold as Fresh-cut Plants, Bunched plants, or Potted plants
  • Fresh-cut plants | approx. 4 stems, loose fresh-cut plants
  • Bunched plants | approx. 4 fresh-cut plants with foam, and lead weight
  • Potted plants | approx. 4 fresh-cut plants with net pot and rock wool

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, and pesticides, grow emerged, or submerged. 

    Scientific Name

    Hydrocotyle leucocephala 'Variegated'

    Common Name

    Brazilian Pennywort

    Plant Type

    Stem Plants




    Not Required

    Growth Rates


    Difficulty Level


    Nutrient Substrate


    Can it grow emerged?


    Lighting Requirements

    Medium - High

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        Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

        However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

        1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
        2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
        3. We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
        4. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
        We kindly request that you familiarize yourself with your state's regulations concerning restricted plants, as we are committed to not sending any plants that may be restricted in your jurisdiction. Additionally, we urge you not to release any plants into the wild or waterways, as it can cause significant harm to the local ecosystem by potentially introducing invasive species and disrupting the natural ecological balance. Your understanding and cooperation in protecting the environment are highly appreciated. For your convenience, you can access the continuously updated USDA State Noxious Weed list through this link: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/StateNoxiousWeedsSeedList.pdf. Thank you for your responsible commitment to environmental preservation.

        Customer Reviews

        Based on 3 reviews

        Completely dead upon arrival 😢


        Healthy and thriving!

        Skylar Brown

        I was a little bit worried about buying these because they had not been reviewed. However, I am so pleased I did buy them. I got a bunch with more stems than expected, and they are great additions to the tank! The leaves are more pale than the ones in the picture above, a pale green with white, but it doesn't bother me, they provide a great contrast to the darker colors of the plants I already have. Overall a great experience, I would buy these again!

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