Bacopa monnieri, also known as ‘moneywort’ among aquarists and ‘brahmi’ among herbalists, is quite widespread throughout the tropics where it can be found growing along the banks of lakes, rivers, and pools. The plants usually grow as emersed, creeping stems during the dry season, during which they tend to produce pinkish flowers at the leaf nodes. During the wet season, the rising water level usually submerges the plants for several months during which they grow in their more familiar, aquatic form. B. monnieri is one of the most common stem plants in the hobby, with its popularity stemming from its ease of growth and unique foliage.
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Bacopa Monnieri or more commonly known as Moneywort is an undemanding stem plant for low light aquariums. Moneywort will grow vertically till it reaches the surface. If light isn’t adequate enough, leaves on the lower stem will start to rot off. Moneywort is still a great all around plant for beginners and advanced hobbyists. Propagation is achieved by trimming the stem and replanting it into the substrate. With hi tech builds, Moneywort will start to send out runner or shoots to self propagate.
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You can use any small or bunched aquatic plant, as long as it has sufficient light and nutrients it should be fine. I am assuming by money plant you are referring to moneywort, Bacopa monieri. You’ll for many bunched plants you’ll need at least 2 watts per gallon of full spectrum light. Some plants like java moss, java fern and hornwort are a little more forgiving and can take less light and may be easier to provide for.
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In the summer of 2008, the River to River CWMA, in cooperation with Southern Illinois University, Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, and Shawnee National Forest completed a survey of aquatic invasive plants at public boat ramps in Southern Illinois. Before this initiation of this project, little was known about the distribution of aquatic invasive plants in Southern Illinois. Out of the over 12,000 records compiled in the Southern Illinois Inventory of Non-Native Species, only 20 records of brittleleaf naiad (Najas minor), 6 records of Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa), 1 record of curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), 5 records of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), 82 records of moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia), and 3 records of European water-clover (Marsilea quadrifolia) existed. No records for Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) have been recorded even though it is a common invasive in our region.Bacopa monnieri; Moneywort or Delicate Water Hyssop Restricted in CA Very valuable species for almost all kinds of planting layout. Very frequently found in Dutch aquascapes but also seen in early works of AMANO. This species will always retain its bright green colour but will tend to grow more horizontally as light levels increase.