Hydrocotyle sp. Japan is the popular name of the plant in different plant forums. It is a variant of Hydrocotyle tripartita from South-East Asia. It is characterized by fast, compact growth and small, intense green leaves on vertical stems.
The plant is carpet-forming and its compact growth can be promoted by physically pressing the carpet with your hand when maintaining your aquarium. Carpet formation and compact growth do best in good light.
The bright green leaves provide a vibrant look to the aqua space. The deep crenulations separated into three lobes make the leaves very fascinating. Apart from the ornamental leaves, the vertical stems ensure a carpet-like growth and formation at the base of the aquarium.