Scientific name: Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 0 - 7 cm (0 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 15 - 24 °C (59 - 75.2°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Runners
Origin (in the wild): South America
How fast these plants grow: Slow
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Foreground
This plant will send out runners that will produce plantlets at intervals along the runner. When each plantlet has produced roots, the runner can be separated from the mother plant to produce several new plants.
This plant requires bright lighting to grow successfully, even then the growth rate is very slow so patience is required. It should be planted in small clumps, as these spread a carpet will be formed in the aquarium. It does require a high level of nutrients in the water so a liquid feed would be beneficial as will running a CO2 system in the tank. When newly planted there may be some die back from the leaves but these should soon be replaced with fresh, bright green foliage.
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