Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’ is an adaptable plant with low-growing stalks that sprout round, vibrant green leaves. ‘Monte Carlo’ makes an excellent ground cover; substrate-level plants will quickly blanket the floor of an aquarium. When grown in an elevated place, the normally compact shoots may bow to the ground, drifting apart in loose, hanging clusters.
Monte Carlo will tolerate shade better than most foreground plants. It can adapt to a wide range of water conditions, from temperature to pH, and so is well-suited to beginners. Although good light and CO2 supplementation will encourage thick, carpet-like growth, you do not need a high-tech tank to grow this plant. However, because healthy specimens grow so quickly, they will need to be trimmed regularly to prevent build-up and die-off of the lower layers.
Size: 3 – 5 cm
Position and Usage: Foreground, carpeting
Growth rate: Moderate
Lighting: 3/5 – 5/5
Water Conditions: 21 – 32° C
CO2: Recommended but not required