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Hydrocotyle Tripartita

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  • Easy Aquatic Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Medium Light)
  • Aquatic Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 5-10 inches
  • Pet Safe

This is a versatile and spectacular aquatic plant with distinctive clover-like, green leaves, and small white flowers. It has a lush delicate texture and makes a wonderful foreground or midground plant. This plant boosts oxygen levels, regulates nitrogen and toxin levels, and provides great shelter and cover for fish in freshwater aquariums. It’s a beautiful addition to any aquarium in the home or office. It comes from New Zealand and the Australian states of Queensland and Victoria.

Best Locations For Growing Hydrocotyle Tripartita 

This versatile plant can technically be placed anywhere in an aquarium and thrive. However, it prefers a stable environment, such as planting in the bottom of a tank.  It especially does well in sand as the roots easily push through. Hydrocotyle Tripartita can be grown in the open as well as being placed under other taller foliage. This plant prefers a pH range of 6.5 - 7.5, and water temperatures from 70 - 83 degrees Fahrenheit. It enjoys slow-moving freshwater. It’s a relatively slow grower that can be pruned for shape and size. 

Hydrocotyle Tripartita Sunlight Requirements

This plant thrives in medium to high light conditions. Low light conditions will thwart growth of this aquatic plant. Too much light may encourage algae growth. 

Hydrocotyle Tripartita Care

With its bright-green, clover-shaped leaves and contrasting white flowers, this aquatic plant makes a beautiful addition to any aquarium. Although low-growing, it still offers stunning motion and movement in the circulation of aquarium water. This plant is easily propagated by dividing the primary plant into several smaller pieces. 

Watering Hydrocotyle Tripartita 

As an aquatic plant, Hydrocotyle Tripartita does not require any additional watering. It draws nutrients from the water in the aquarium as it returns oxygen to the water. This plant looks best when planted in a bunch in the middle to background. 

Feeding Hydrocotyle Tripartita

This stunning plant grows best with liquid fertilizer and a nutrient-rich substrate. After situating this aquatic plant, an initial dose of a good liquid fertilizer will help the plant get established. Also, injecting the water with CO2 increases growth. Otherwise, this is a hardy, undemanding plant that does well in a stable environment.

Hydrocotyle Tripartita Information

Light Exposure: Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements:
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Unknown
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 5-10 inches
Mature Spread:
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Purple, Yellow
Flower Shade/Description: Purplish-Yellow
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: 72° - 82°F (22° - 28°C)
Common Name: Hydrocotyle Tripartita
Other Name(s): Hydrocotyle Japan
Scientific Name: Hydrocotyle Tripartita
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:
   ~ 1.5 - 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:
   ~ 1.5 - 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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