Hydrocotyle Tripartita

Hydrocotyle Tripartita ‘Japan’ - Tissue Culture Cup - Aquarium Plants Factory

Hydrocotyle Tripartita

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Hydrocotyle tripartita, also known as Hydrocotyle sp. Japan or Three-part pennywort, is an aquatic plant species that hails from Japan. It is a highly sought-after plant among aquarium enthusiasts due to its unique and striking appearance. This plant belongs to the Apiaceae family and shares similarities with other Hydrocotyle species but possesses distinct features that set it apart.

Here are some notable characteristics of Hydrocotyle tripartita (Hydrocotyle sp. Japan):

Appearance: Hydrocotyle tripartita has delicate, round leaves that are deeply lobed, giving them a three-leaf clover-like appearance. The leaves are bright green and have a glossy texture, adding a vibrant and fresh look to any aquarium. The plant develops multiple compact rosettes and forms dense carpets under optimal conditions.

Growth: This species is known for its relatively slow growth compared to other Hydrocotyle varieties. It tends to stay compact and low-growing, making it an excellent choice for foreground or carpeting plants in aquariums. However, given sufficient lighting, CO2 supplementation, and nutrient-rich substrate, it can exhibit slightly faster growth rates.

Lighting and Water Conditions: Hydrocotyle tripartita (Hydrocotyle sp. Japan) thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions. Adequate lighting promotes healthy growth and helps maintain the vibrant green coloration of the leaves. It prefers slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH range of 6 to 7.5. The recommended temperature range for this plant is around 20 to 26 degrees Celsius (68 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit).

Propagation: Hydrocotyle tripartita can propagate through runners that extend horizontally from the parent plant. These runners produce new rosettes, allowing the plant to spread and form a dense carpet over time. Regular trimming and replanting of these runners can help control its growth and maintain the desired carpeting effect in the aquarium.

Uses: Hydrocotyle tripartita (Hydrocotyle sp. Japan) is often used in aquascaping to create lush foreground carpets or accentuate specific areas within the aquarium. Its compact growth habit and attractive leaf structure make it an excellent addition to both traditional and nature-inspired aquarium layouts.

Overall, Hydrocotyle tripartita (Hydrocotyle sp. Japan) is a captivating aquatic plant species renowned for its clover-like leaves and ability to form dense carpets. Its distinct appearance and relatively slow growth rate make it a popular choice among aquarists looking to create visually appealing and well-maintained planted aquariums.

  • Sold as a loose fresh-cut plants, bunched plants or potted plants
  • Fresh-cut plants | loose, fresh-cut portion
  • Bunched plants | fresh-cut plants bundle with foam and plant's weight
  • Potted plants | fresh-cut plants potted with rockwool

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 submerge.

Scientific Name

Hydrocotyle tripartita


Hydrocotyle sp. Japan

Common Name

Three-part pennywort

Plant Type



Foreground / Midground


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 )
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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 4 reviews

      Nice little plant for my guppy fry tank

      Michael Frost

      Nice little bunch of plants! Relieved them fast and already looking good in the tank.

      Phillip Briggs
      Arrived as described

      Arrived as described and healthy. Would not hesitate to purchase again


      Arrived carefully packaged and in good condition despite current heatwave. Plants are brown emerged, so they will experience melt, but have bounced back nicely.

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