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Hydrocotyle tripartita "Japan"

Hydrocotyle tripartita  "Japan" is a very popular aquarium plant made famous by aquacapers such as Takashi Amano. It remains a great choice for aquascapers today.  This plant is a great addition to your aquarium due to its versatility. It can be used in the foreground, mid-ground, and background of your aquarium.

This species of plant thrives best using a nutrient rich soil with additional fertilization (our preference is the Brightwell line of soil which can be found by clicking here). If not provided with enough nutrients, it can decrease the ability of this plant to spread. The use of CO2 in the aquarium will increase the plants ability to grow but is not necessary.

*Rapid changes in tank parameters can result in the melting of the plant

You will receive one (1) potted plant, Portion size may vary. 

Scientific Name: Hydrocotyle tripartita

Light Requirements: Medium to High

Care Level: Easy/Medium

Note: Please do additional research on your plant to ensure its health. Propagation of this plant is achieved by cutting horizontal runners and moving them to a new place or allow them to travel naturally beneath the substrate. 

 *All Plants may contain snails or snail eggs. We keep them in all of our tanks for the benefits they provide.*

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Rene Tam
Hydrocotyle tripartia

Ordered and arrived within 5 business days. Came in the pot looking healthy - no leaf melt

Debra (Didi's Fin Den) Lewis
love this plant!

vert nice root system too. 2 orders from flips aquatics and 2 thumbs up...very satisfied.

Angela Cannaday
Hydrocotyle tripartita "Japan"

Been wanting to try this beautiful plant for a while. Everything arrived in excellent condition and packaging was phenomenal ❤️❤️❤️


Absolutely love this plant. Couldn’t have found a better specimen, super healthy. Thank you!!

james williams

Arrived in perfect shape. No damage to box or the plant. Doing well in the tank. One question though, how do I Acumate the fish to the tank? LOL

Hi James!

Thank you so much for your order and your review! We send an acclimation guide with every animal purchase that gives you step by step instructions on how to add the animals to the tank. If you have any questions please email us at