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Micro Sword - Lilaeopsis brasiliensis - Live Freshwater Plant

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Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, also known as Micro Sword, is a slow-to-moderate growing plant so it can take a few months for the plant to establish a full carpet effect. A finely grained substrate is recommened for the delicate shoots to be planted. When planted densely in the aquarium, the Lilaeopsis resembles a carpet of wild grass and looks gorgeous when grown as a foreground plant. Hence, it is a trendy choice for aquascapers.


Family: Apiaceae

Origin: South America

Full-Grown Height: 2.5"

Placement: Foreground/Groundcover

Temperature: 72-82°F

Water pH: 5-7

Lighting: Medium

Growth Rate: Slow

CO2: Not required, but recommended


About Tissue Cultured Plants

This propagation method involves taking a small piece of plant tissue, often from the tip of a growing shoot or a small segment of a leaf, and cultivating it in a nutrient-rich gel under sterile conditions. This allows for the rapid propagation of plants while minimizing the risk of disease, pest algae, or contamination.

Keep in mind that while tissue cultured plants have numerous benefits, they may require careful acclimation to an aquarium environment once introduced. Following proper care guidelines for each plant will help it acclimate to life fully submerged underwater. A small amount of leaf melting may occur during this transition period. This is a natural response as the plant adjusts to its new environment.

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