Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis sp. Brasiliensis) , This plant looks
more like a tall grass than a sword, it has narrow leaves, grows quite fast and
get about 4-5 inches tall, the leaves grow close together are thin and bright
green. It is known as foreground plant in the aquarium hobby, therefore better
suited to create dept in a planted aquarium. It is an easy plant to maintain
and requires a moderate level of light of 2 to 3 watts per gallon provided by a
full spectrum light.
This species will propagate is by side shoots and rhizome division. Just separate the new plant and re-plant. All plants are sensitive to copper; the Micro Sword is no exception. Be aware about the type of medication you are introducing to the aquarium, especially chemicals to control snails infestation, those are usually copper based and should not be added to a planted aquarium.
This plant will benefits from the additions of CO2 and fertilizers.
Purchase Size: Root clump 3”-4”
Optimal Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.5-7.5
Light Needs: Medium
Plant Structure: Grass like