Dwarf Baby Tears Tissue Culture

Micranthemum callitrichoides is a small aquatic plant commonly known as "Dwarf Baby Tears" in the aquarium hobby. It is native to Cuba and was previously known as Hemianthus callitrichoides cuba, but in 2010, it was reclassified as Micranthemum callitrichoides based on molecular and morphological studies.
Hemianthus Callitrichoides - Tissue Culture Cup - Aquarium Plants Factory
Hemianthus Callitrichoides - Tissue Culture Cup - Aquarium Plants Factory

Dwarf Baby Tears Tissue Culture

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Micranthemum Callitrichoides, commonly known as Dwarf Baby Tears. It is a popular aquatic plant in the aquarium hobby. Native to Cuba, this plant was formerly known as Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba until its reclassification in 2010 based on molecular and morphological studies.

Key Features

  • Scientific Name: Micranthemum Callitrichoides
  • Common Name: Dwarf Baby Tears
  • Family: Linderniaceae
  • Origin: Cuba
  • Leaf Color: Bright green
  • Growth Form: Dense, lush carpet

Unique Characteristics

Dwarf Baby Tears are prized for their tiny, bright green leaves and their ability to form a dense, lush carpet in the foreground of aquariums. This plant creates a beautiful and natural-looking aquascape, adding a vibrant touch to any tank.

Ideal Conditions

To thrive, Micranthemum Callitrichoides requires specific conditions:

  • Light: High intensity
  • CO2: Supplementation required
  • Substrate: Nutrient-rich substrate preferred
  • Water Temperature: 22-28°C (72-82°F)
  • pH Range: 5.0-7.5

Care and Maintenance

This plant demands careful attention but rewards with rapid growth and stunning aesthetics:

  • Lighting: Ensure high light levels to promote healthy growth.
  • CO2 Injection: Regular CO2 supplementation is necessary for optimal growth.
  • Trimming: Regular trimming helps maintain its compact form and encourages a thick carpet.
  • Fertilization: Regular fertilization supports vibrant growth and health.

Aquascaping Uses

Micranthemum Callitrichoides is ideal for creating a lush foreground:

  • Foreground Plant: Perfect for forming a dense, green carpet in the foreground.
  • Accent Plant: Adds texture and vibrant color to aquascapes.
  • Nano Tanks: Its small size makes it perfect for nano aquariums.

The dense, lush carpets formed by Dwarf Baby Tears provide excellent contrast and visual interest in both Dutch and Nature-style aquascapes.


Propagation is simple and effective. This plant propagates through runners, which can be separated and replanted to encourage new growth.

Micranthemum Callitrichoides is a must-have for any aquarist looking to create a stunning, natural-looking aquascape. Its dense, bright green carpets and unique appearance make it a standout choice for enhancing your aquarium.

  • Sold as a Tissue Culture plants with vitamin liquid/gel
  • Bag size: Approx. 4 inches
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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

Micranthemum callitrichoides

Misapplied Name

Hemianthus callitrichoides

Common Name

Dwarf Baby Tears, HC





Growth Rates


Difficulty Level


Nutrient Substrate


Can be grow emerged?


Lighting Requirements

High - Very High

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        Customer Reviews

        Based on 43 reviews
        Excellent Quality

        All plants arrived in great shape and packaged professionally. I will definitely order again when I need fresh plants.


        Seems to be adapting well

        oh yea!

        Okay so I was debating with myself for many days whether I wanted to go with monte carlo or d.b.t but I said what the hey! I want to go all out and I'm glad I did! These plants came in great condition (what you'd want esp from tissue culture). They are vibrant and so darn cute! Holding up well and ready for some CO2 lol. Shipped fast and arrived in my mailbox. Decent portion!

        Arrive Alive!

        As advertised. Seem to be good quality. Arrived quickly, all plants showed up alive, something I've had problems with on other sites in the past. Would definitely use this place again.

        Vito Schiavone

        Dwarf baby tears as well as all other purchases from APF were in excellent condition upon arrival and thriving. Also would like to mention that your order is shipped fast and packaged well. One of the finest companies I have purchased aquatic plants from. I highly recommend APF.


        Ordered 10, all arrived bright green and healthy. After 1 week plants settled in nicely and are growing very beautifully.

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