Brasiliensis Chain Sword

Brasiliensis Chain Sword

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The Brazilian micro sword (Lilaeopsis brasiliensis) is a short-stemmed plant, that can be grown as a carpet in an aquarium. It is found throughout much of Brazil, and it grows both fully submersed and partially submersed on the banks of rivers and streams.

It will grow to a maximum size of 3 inches (7.5 cm) in a home aquarium, and will form a dense and impressive carpet if it is provided the right mix of CO2, nutrients and lighting. This can be a somewhat difficult plant to grow, and should only be attempted by aquarists who have some experience with aquatic plants.

 

*Note, plants may arrive looking slightly different to the photo, this is because some plants are grown immersed (out of water).
Rest assured, it converts to its under water form quickly and easily.
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