This grass-like micro sword species is exceptional for creating a "lawn" in the foreground of the aquarium!
Narrow Leaf Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis mauritiana) is known by many names, including Micro Sword Grass, Copragrass, and Carpet Grass. It is a very interesting-looking aquatic carpeting plant that always looks excellent in the foreground of aquariums. Narrow Leaf Micro Sword leaves are slightly thicker and much shinier in appearance than hairgrass, but this plant grows just as quickly and can give the aquarium a similar serene, prairie-like look.
Narrow Leaf Micro Sword is known to grow extremely fast under the right water conditions and is capable of quickly carpeting the floor of the aquarium. It grows taller than many other carpeting plants, making it excellent for providing cover for fish and invertebrates. It may require trimming back due to its speed of growth, especially in set-ups with high-intensity lighting. Interestingly, Narrow Leaf Micro Sword can thrive whether it is partially or fully submersed in water. It requires nutrient rich water and substrate for optimal growth. In lower light setups, it will grow taller. It will stay shorter and spread horizontally more quickly in higher light setups.
This plant is very low-maintenance, making it great for both beginners and experienced aquarium hobbyists! It does not need any special or high-intensity lighting, and it is perfectly safe to keep with all aquatic animals. The tall grass provides great cover and, like all live plants, helps keep water clean and high quality. As with all of our plants, our Micro Swords are kept in water in a plant-dedicated tank rather than plastic packaging, which means your plant will arrive bright and healthy.
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What We Like About This Plant:
- Superb foreground carpeting plant
- Grows in a dense mat that will easily cover a large area if desired
- Provides a great deal of cover for animal fry
- Very hardy and durable in a nutrient-rich aquarium
- Temperature: 70° - 83° F (21° - 28° C)
- pH: 6.8 - 7.5
- Lighting: Low to High
- Origin: Indigenous to Southern North and South America, cultivated in nurseries
- Aquarium placement: Foreground
- Care: Easy to moderate
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