Micranthemum Monte Carlo Tissue Culture

Micranthemum Monte Carlo, also known as New Large Pearl Grass, is a captivating aquatic plant that adds a touch of natural beauty to aquariums. With its small, round leaves and vibrant green coloration, it forms a lush carpet-like effect when planted in the substrate. This low-growing plant is relatively easy to care for and thrives under moderate to high lighting conditions.
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Micranthemum Monte Carlo Tissue Culture

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Elevate Your Aquarium with Micranthemum Tweediei 'Monte Carlo' – A Superb Carpeting Plant

Transform your aquarium landscape with Micranthemum Tweediei 'Monte Carlo', a lush and vibrant carpeting plant that rivals the popularity of Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC). Known for its dense, carpet-like growth and similar leaf structure, 'Monte Carlo' is a favorite among aquascaping enthusiasts.

Key Features:

  • Dense Carpet Growth: Creates a thick, green carpet that enhances the visual appeal of your aquarium.
  • Larger Leaves: Boasts slightly larger leaves than HC, measuring between 5mm and 10mm, providing a brighter and more vibrant green ground cover.

Optimal Conditions:

  • Lighting: Requires moderate lighting, making it more adaptable and easier to cultivate than HC.
  • CO2 Supplementation: Maintaining good levels of CO2 helps optimize growth and achieve a lush, vibrant carpet.
  • Water Parameters: Thrives in a variety of aquatic environments, suitable for both small and large aquariums.

Aquarium Benefits:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds a fresh and lively touch to any underwater setting with its bright green leaves and dense growth.
  • Low Maintenance: Easier to grow and maintain compared to HC, making it ideal for aquarists seeking a striking yet low-maintenance option.
  • Versatile Use: Perfect for creating a natural-looking carpet in aquascapes, suitable for both beginners and experienced aquarists.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Easy Cultivation: Requires less light than HC, making it more adaptable to different aquarium setups.
  • Regular Trimming: Occasional trimming helps maintain its compact and dense form.
  • Consistent CO2: Providing consistent CO2 levels will support healthy and vibrant growth.


Choose Micranthemum Tweediei 'Monte Carlo' for your next aquascaping project and enjoy a beautiful, easy-to-maintain carpet that enhances the natural beauty of your aquarium. Ideal for both beginners and seasoned aquarists, 'Monte Carlo' offers a fantastic alternative to traditional carpeting plants, bringing a fresh and lively touch to any underwater setting.

Enhance your aquascape with the lush, vibrant growth of Micranthemum Tweediei 'Monte Carlo' and create a stunning, natural-looking aquarium that captivates and delights.

  • Sold as a Tissue Culture Plants with vitamin liquid/gel
  • Bag size: Approx. 4 inches. Yield approx. 2-3 clump plants
  • Sustainable growth aquarium plants species
  • Tissue Culture Technology | 100% Free from Snail, Algae, Pathogen, and Bacteria plus Extended Shelf Life on all in Vitro Plants

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 tweediei 'Monte Carlo'


    Micranthemum Monte Carlo, Montecarlo-3

    Common Name

    New Large Pearl Grass

    Plant Type



    Foreground or attached to driftwood, stone, or decorations



    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 48 reviews
        Randall Wathen


        Tom Pulley
        Perfect arrival

        Monte Carlos arrived on time and in perfect condition. Pictured is the planted aquarium day the plants arrived.


        Arrived healthy and happy...no melting looks great in my nano

        phillip briggs (phillipgohogsgobriggs)
        As described

        Arrived healthy and as described

        APF Shipped HC Cuba Labelled as Monte Carlo

        In my first ever order with APF, I ordered 2 cups of tissue culture Monte Carlo and it arrived very healthy but I noticed the leaves were very tiny. I planted these in my small tank which carpeted very fast with CO2 and good lighting - I was quite happy with it! So happy that I ordered another cup a few weeks later but the new order had bigger leaves much like the typical Monte Carlo (like the potted version). I was quite disappointed because of the size difference so I could not use it in my tank without it looking like 2 different plants...

        It turns out in my first order, I was sent HC Cuba labelled as "Monte Carlo". I proved this by ordering 3 cups of tissue culture Monte Carlo for my newest tank (3 months later) and I received normal looking Monte Carlo.

        This goes out of stock regularly so someone at APF likely sent me HC Cuba to fulfill my order. I've been thinking for 3 months that my Monte Carlo leaves were uniquely smaller than other people's. I just wish I knew this before ordering for my new tank - I like the smaller look of HC Cuba better.

        Enough to start 5 tanks but feed shrimp and snails before planting!

        My single portion was so generous that I put good amounts into 4 separate tanks to see how it does in different lighting and substrate conditions). I still had a little left over to test on a 5th tank. The APF folks went above and beyond in every area. They helped me to navigate ordering around a major storm and that I would be out of town for a 2 day window. It worked out perfectly except that my shrimp had not had supplementary feeding while I was gone and swarmed the Monte Carlo (really all the plants I ordered) as soon as it was planted. They kept digging it up from everywhere it wasn't glued. I spent several days replanting it repeatedly. I only lost a significant amount in one tank that had shrimp AND nerite snails (and still some survived). Lesson learned feed everyone well before planting. It's really thriving at 2 weeks now and has numerous small offshoots coming out.

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