• Brazilian Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis brasiliensis) Tissue Culture
  • Brazilian Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis brasiliensis) Tissue Culture
  • Brazilian Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis brasiliensis) Tissue Culture
  • Brazilian Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis brasiliensis) Tissue Culture
  • Brazilian Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis brasiliensis) Tissue Culture
  • Brazilian Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis brasiliensis) Tissue Culture

Brazilian Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis brasiliensis) Tissue Culture

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This grass-like micro sword species is exceptional for creating a "lawn" in the foreground of the aquarium!

 

Brazilian Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis brasiliensis) is a very compact, aquatic carpeting plant that always looks excellent in the foreground of aquariums. Brazilian Micro Sword leaves are slightly thicker and shorter than other micro sword species
 
Brazilian 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, Brazilian Leaf Micro Sword can thrive whether it is partially or fully submersed in water. It requires nutriend 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. 

This listing is for the tissue culture form of Brazilian Micro Sword. Tissue cultures are superior to traditional forms of aquarium plants in many ways. They are produced in a completely sterile environment which eliminates the possibility of them carrying pest snails or algae spores. They have a shelf life (before introduction to the aquarium) of several months if properly maintained and they are housed in a nutrient gel until introduced to the aquarium. To introduce a tissue culture plant to the aquarium, simply rinse off as much nutrient gel as possible, then plant as usual. The nutrient gel will not harm your aquarium.  

 
 

What We Like About This Plant:

  • Tissue cultures contain no unwanted pest animals or algae
  • 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

 

Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 70° - 83° F (21° - 28° C)
  • pH: 5.0 - 7.0
  • Lighting: Low to High
  • Origin: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina
  • Aquarium placement: Foreground
  • Care: Easy
 
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