Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis - BUNCH - Bulk Pack of 10 Nos
Common Name: Brazillian Grass
Plant Use: Forground
Difficulty Level: Medium
Light Demand: Medium
Co2 Demand: Medium
Fertilizer Demand: Medium
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Description: Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis, commonly known as Brazilian Micro Sword or Micro Sword Grass, is a charming and low-growing aquatic plant known for its ability to create lush carpeted areas in aquariums. This plant belongs to the Apiaceae family and is native to South America, particularly Brazil. Its slender, grass-like leaves form a dense carpet when planted in the foreground of aquariums, offering a visually appealing and naturalistic look. With its ability to thrive in various conditions, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis has become a popular choice among aquascaping enthusiasts.
- Scientific Name: Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis
- Family: Apiaceae
- Origin: South America (Brazil)
- Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
- Lighting Requirements: Medium to High
- CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
- Temperature Range: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
- pH Range: 6.0-7.5
- Propagation: Runners, Division
1. Lighting: Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis does well in medium to high lighting conditions. Providing sufficient light promotes compact growth and encourages the formation of a dense carpet.
2. Substrate: Plant in a nutrient-rich substrate to support healthy growth. A fine-grain substrate with good nutrient content is ideal for the establishment of a dense carpet.
3. CO2 and Nutrients: While it can adapt to low CO2 levels, providing a moderate amount enhances its growth. Regular fertilization with a liquid fertilizer or root tabs ensures an adequate supply of nutrients.
4. Pruning: Regular trimming helps maintain the desired carpet height and prevents the formation of dense mats that might hinder light penetration. Trimming can be done by cutting the runners or trimming the tops of the plants.
5. Water Parameters: Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis thrives in a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C) with a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5. Soft to moderately hard water is suitable.
6. Placement: Ideal for the foreground of the aquarium, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis creates a vibrant carpet when planted in groups. Ensure that it receives enough light for even growth.
7. Propagation: Propagate through runners and division. The plant sends out runners, and new plants can be established by carefully separating and planting the rooted portions.
8. Challenges: Considered an easy-to-moderate plant, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis is well-suited for both beginners and experienced aquarists. It is a great choice for aquascapes aiming for a natural, grassy carpet effect.
Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis adds a touch of elegance to aquariums with its lush carpeting and grass-like appearance. Whether used in nature-inspired aquascapes or as a foreground accent in larger setups, this plant enhances the visual appeal of freshwater aquariums.