Lilaeopsis brasiliensis - Brazilian Micro Sword

  • Stock: 23 units in stock
  • Model: 040
  • Origin: South America
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Originating from South America the aquarium plant Lilaeopsis brasiliensis is a beautiful foreground plant. Found in the wild along riverbanks and marshes at altitudes of over 1,000m!  Know as the 'false tennellus' due to its grassy looks, this plant grows slowly but with regular pruning, this plant will grow into compact grass like carpeting.

by Karl S. on 19/2/2021

Healthy and lively. Colourful foreground interest at edge of tank. Reflects well. needs a little care to plant & establish.

by Sarah W. on 12/2/2021

Very happy with my purchase, arrived in good time, very healthy plants.

by Ashley C. on 14/1/2021

The plant came in great shape and it has taken really well in my aquarium. Great quality as always

by Peter W. on 31/12/2020

Item arrived well packed. Planted, hasn't died....hasn't grown either, kind of in limbo so I'm doing something wrong, it's not the plant that's the issue

by neal l. on 12/12/2018

the pots were so full i had more than enough with excellent roots

by Reggie W. on 8/6/2018

As always, arrived in fantastic condition . I just don't think my water parameters suit this plant. I've bought it previously from various sources and despite injected co2, ferts, adequate lighting, I have never successfully grown it despite all other plants growing well. I wonder if my water is too hard. kH 12, gH 18.

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How tall does it grow?


Depends on your conditions. But stays low so under 10cm in general.

What light requirements are needed?


medium to low light is fine for it

Will this plant grow/ carpet well in a well lit but no CO2 tank? Water height only ~30cm with a 18W lamp right above.


it will grow ok. Add liquid carbon to help it along.

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