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Bacopa Caroliniana Red

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  • Aquatic Background Plants
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 16 Inches
  • Pet Safe 

Bacopa caroliana red offers a tall structure, uniform leaf pattern, and unique coloring, making this an excellent addition to aquatic landscapes. The slow-to-medium growth rate of this plant also makes it easy to tend. Intense lighting encourages this variety to develop pinkish-red tips. Bacopa caroliniana is known commonly as water hyssop, lemon bacopa, or mint bacopa; these names hint at the pleasant smell the leaves give off when crushed. 

Best Locations For Growing Bacopa Caroliniana Red

Utilize the tall, bold structure of this Bacopa as a background structure in an aquascape. It tolerates bright light well, so can be useful in lending shade to other less light-loving plants.  The minimum recommended tank size for this species is 10 gallons. Shrimp and small fish also benefit from the cover a Bacopa Carolina red provides.

Bacopa Caroliniana Red Sunlight Requirements

The Bacopa Caroliniana Red grows well under both low and high light conditions. Strong light does lead to better growth and encourages the reddish leaf coloration that gives this cultivar its name. A photoperiod of 8 to 10 hours per day is ideal for the Bacopa Carolina Red.

Bacopa Caroliniana Red Care

Plant the Bacopa Caroliniana Red roots carefully in the tank substrate, taking care not to damage the stems. Newly-planted specimens may require plant weights to hold down stems until roots can form. Remove dead leaves, flowers and stems to keep the plant looking tidy and maintain good water quality. Snip off the top of shoots to encourage side shoots and give the plant a bushier appearance.

Watering Bacopa Caroliniana Red

This Bacopa grows well as a submerged plant. The plant’s best performance occurs when the water pH is between 6 and 8 and temperature is maintained between 68 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Poor water quality and algae growth can inhibit plant health.

Feeding Bacopa Caroliniana Red

If the tank where the Bacopa is growing also contains fish, supplemental fertilization may not be necessary. However, where there are numerous plants or in aquascapes without fish, a liquid fertilizer intended for aquariums will encourage Bacopa vigor.

Bacopa Caroliniana Red Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 16 inches
Mature Spread: 1 inch
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Pink, White
Flower Shade/Description: Pink and White
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Orange
Foliage Description: Green with Bronze Color Tones
Temperature: 68° - 82°F (20° - 28°C)
Common Name: Bacopa Caroliniana Red
Other Name(s): Bacopa Red, Lemon Bacopa
Scientific Name: Adenosma caroliniana
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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