Sold as cuttings approx 10-15cm (Emersed/Submersed)
Synonyms: Bacopa sp. 'Araguaia'
Light Needs: Medium
Plant Structure: Stem
Region: South America
Location: Southern Mexico to Paraguay
Size: Stem width 2 inches
Growth Rate: Fast
Can Be Grown Emersed: Yes
It is perhaps most similar to the more familiar B. caroliniana, and may be cultivated under the same conditions. Unlike the former plant, it remains a bit smaller and the central vein of each leaf is often distinctly reddish. Under very strong light and with sufficient trace elements, the reddish line may not be as apparent; under low light and with few micronutrients, the entire plant may remain green. The addition of carbon dioxide is certainly helpful, but not required.
Propagation poses no challenges, as side shoots are abundantly formed both after trimming and spontaneously. B. salzmannii makes an ideal plant for emersed culture, especially because of its attractive lilac-colored flowers.