Baby Tears - Carpeting Foreground Plant
NOTE: As of 5-6-20 we are selling these in clumps. The first 5 photos show the portion size.
Baby Tears is a rocking plant if given the right conditions. BABY TEARS IS NOT A BEGINNER PLANT. Baby tears is one of the plants that you get after you have had success with a dirted tank. NOT RIGHT AWAY. With that warning given, if you are looking for a killer foreground plant for your rocking dirted tank, give Baby Tears a shot. It takes it a second to get going but once it hits a dirt substrate it will start to rock.
I have found that it enjoys a slightly finer grade of substrate. Get 12-15 long stems of Baby Tears for $8 ( I personally cut it down into 1/3s and plant the smaller clumps. If we are uprooting this you might get shorter plants with more root mass. You can see the grow out tank we grow it in. Nothing fancy- Pool filter sand over dirt and good lighting, like our LED LIGHTS :) Killer plant for a dirted tank with slightly higher lights and a fine substrate.
Care Scale of 1-10: ( 1- it can grow in your toilet- 10 being nearly impossible)
Difficulty: I give this a 3.5. Baby Tears needs good lighting and it needs nearly perfect conditions to get going really hard.
Lighting: Suggested High lighting and can handle Moderate lighting but will likely not grow quickly at all unless it is in a HIGH light set up.
I received less than I expected on this one and it was kind of crumbling when I unpackaged it. The plants seem to be doing pretty well so far in my gravel bottom tank. We will see how it goes!
I received two bunches of plants that were about 4 to 5 in Long. With it being a carpeting plant, I expected it to be like a little patch to plant. I ended up ordering the same thing from another vendor and that is exactly what I received. The plants were healthy though and I did plant them in my tank . It just wasn't what I was expecting for a carpeting plant. The problem might have been my expectations so I still gave it four out of five stars
The tears were bigger than I expected and slightly yellowed but they are properly represented in the pictures on the sight. I hope to be able to cut this plant back to get it into a lush low carpet eventually. Hopefully they take to my tank and green up soon :) They are pictured in the bottom left corner of the tank. Also most of the of plants (especially the reds) came from Dustin and I highly recommend.
I received a generous amount of this plant in my order. It arrived perfectly healthy and beautiful. Can’t wait for it to take off! I will definitely be ordering again.