Description: Likely the most popular of all aquarium carpeting plants, Monte Carlo is a staple plant in most aquascaping setups. With sufficient lighting it will spread horizontally along the substrate and overtime form a dense carpet. In low-tech conditions, it will grow more vertically, reaching up towards the light, but a carpet is still possible. A fertile substrate is not considered necessary for this plant as many hobbyists have successfully grown it on wood and rocks.
Difficulty: As with all aquarium plants, Co2 injection and appropriate fertilisation are recommended for optimal health and growth. Monte Carlo can be grown in low-tech conditions, but it will not reach its full potential.
Emersed Growth: Monte Carlo grows incredibly easily in its emersed form. A few trimmings can be thrown into a tub with some kind of substrate and left in indirect sunlight. Within 6 weeks a prominent carpet will be forming.
If you are unsure of the difference between emersed and submersed growth you can visit our blog post here. This is a short article written by us that is easy to understand for beginners in planted aquariums.
- Temperature: 15 - 28°C
- pH: 6 - 7.25
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Lighting Requirements: Medium
- Co2 Injection: Not essential
- Origin: Argentina
- 5cm x 5cm square (emersed)
- 3cm Plant Pot (submersed)