Lilaeopsis mauritiana- carpet plant (Large Pot)
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Quantity:1 Large pot
Plant positioning: Foreground
Light requirement: High
CO2 requirement: Medium
Plant difficulty level: Easy
Plant Propagation: Cuttings
Common Name Narrow Leaf Micro Sword
Species L. mauritiana
Lilaeopsis mauritiana is the finest leaved of the Lilaeopsis species in commercial cultivation for aquarium use. It is a little less light demanding than other species, though the lighter it gets, the shorter and thicker a lawn can be produced. This is a good option for those who want a grassy foreground, but something a little different from Eleocharis (hair grass).
Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro by laboratories who specialize in propagating aquatic plants. There is a huge selection of plant species that have been propagated this way. This is truly the best option for those who want absolutely zero unwanted pests, algae and pesticides. This makes them perfect for shrimp keepers and any planted tank enthusiasts alike.
• Care: Easy to Moderate
• Lighting: Low to Medium
• CO2: Recommended
• Suggested Placement: Foreground
• Propagation : Trim and plant runners
• Growth Rate : Moderate to Fast
• Height: 1-3”
Lilaeopsis as an aquarium plant
Lilaeopsis is a slow-to-moderate growing plant. It will take several months to complete a full carpet of the tank floor, depending of course on the size of your tank. You could speed up the process by replanting clippings. Responding quite well to light, Lilaeopsis will grow predictably: under bright, intense light, it will grow out like a carpet. In low-to-moderate dimmer light, it will grow taller rather than out, so if you want to create the lawn effect in your aquarium, keep the light bright and intense.
Lilaeopsis offers many benefits to your aquarium community. Although it usually only grows to 3 inches in height, that is still taller than many other aquatic carpets, which means it provides cover and safety for small fish and invertebrates, as well as eggs and new fry. It won’t harm any of your aquarium residents, and also helps keep the water clean and fresh. Lilaeopsis is aesthetically pleasing and versatile enough to be planted inside and outside, in smaller and larger tanks, and in aquariums and paludariums.
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