The Q&A Archives: Bacopa Basics

Question: I earlier asked about informaion concerning the "Bacopa" plant. I searched your library and found a question concerning the same plant. This plant does exist and is being sold at all the plant shops. I have the plant and need instructions on how to care for it. I am sure you will find the answer and I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you. Clint New York, NY

Answer: The bacopa genus belongs to the figwort family. Also known as water hyssop, most are small aquatic and subaquatic herbaceous plants. Bacopas are usually planted in bog gardens, shallow-water pools, and aquariums, preferring water temperatures of 60 to 70 degrees F. They produce their flowers above water in mid-summer. For specific cultural information on your species of bacopa, I suggest you contact the store where you purchased it. If the plant you are referring to does not resemble this description, please e-mail us again, preferably with the genus and species information, and I'll do some more research.

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