Monte Carlo (Micranthemum Tweediei) Potted Plant


Plant Description:

Monte Carlo also known as Micranthemum tweediei is a plant native to marshes and riverbanks within South America. This plant is named after the city it was collected in in Monte Carlo, Argentina. Due to its unique habitat in the wild, this plant can be grown successfully submerged in the aquarium, or emerged in a high humidity terrarium, paludarium, or vivarium. 

'Micranthemum tweediei' is a plant that is adored because of its small size, compact leaves, and bright green color. This small plant is commonly used as a carpeting plant and does best when planted directly into the substrate in a high nutrient substrate that is rich in iron.

In the aquarium, 'Micranthemum tweediei' is a demanding plant that requires high light, high nutrient, and high CO2 supplementation. Monte Carlo is ideal for high-tech aquariums, nano aquariums, shrimp tanks, terrariums, and paludariums.

Although this plant may be a moderately slow grower in the aquarium, with enough time and care it will begin to flourish and spread through runners.

Plant Specifications:


South America



Light Requirements:



Foreground - Carpeting


3 - 5 cm tall

Nutrient Requirements:

High Nutrient and High CO2 Supplementation Recommended

Preferred Water Chemistry:

pH 6-8


Moderate to Slow