Micranthemum umbrosum is a delicate light green bushy stem plant with small round leaves. It is most attractive when cultivated as a dense bush in the fore- and middle ground. A relatively strong lighting with at least 0.5 W/litre is required for good growth, all in all, Micranthemum umbrosum is not very difficult in cultivation.
Sometimes M. umbrosum has difficulties adapting to a new environment, but once acclimated it is not a very demanding plant, apart from its hunger for light. A relatively strong lighting of at least 0.5 W/L is required for good growth. A lack of light results in the plant throwing off its lower leaves, or in holey leaves.
|Common names||Shade mudflower, Baby tears|
|Synonyms||Anonymos umbrosa Walter, Globifera orbiculatum Michx., Globifera umbrosa J. F. Gmel., Globifera umbrosa Walter, Micranthemum orbiculatum Michx.|
|Complete botanical name||Micránthemum umbrósum (J. F. Gmel.) S. F. Blake|
|Usage||Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group|
|pH value||5 – 7|
|Temperature tolerance||4 – 26°C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 – 10°dKH|
|General hardness||0 – 30°dGH|
|Propagation||Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
|Can grow emersed?||yes|