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Lilaeopsis Mauritiana - BUNCH
  • Lilaeopsis Mauritiana - BUNCH

Lilaeopsis Mauritiana - BUNCH

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Common Name: Lilaeopsis Mauritiana

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Easy

Light Demand: Medium

Co2 Demand: Medium

Fertilizer Demand: Medium

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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Lilaeopsis mauritiana, commonly known as Micro Sword or Mauritius Grass, is a small and delicate aquatic plant that adds a touch of elegance to freshwater aquariums. Belonging to the Apiaceae family, this plant is native to regions in South America and is appreciated for its fine, grass-like leaves. Lilaeopsis mauritiana is particularly popular for its ability to form dense carpets, making it a sought-after choice for aquascapers aiming to create lush and naturalistic foregrounds in aquariums.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Lilaeopsis mauritiana
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Origin: South America
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Medium to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
  • Temperature Range: 64-82°F (18-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Runners, Division

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Lilaeopsis mauritiana thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions. Adequate light encourages compact growth and the development of a lush carpet.

2. Substrate: Plant in a nutrient-rich substrate for optimal growth. A fine-grain substrate with good nutrient content supports 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. Trim the tops or cut the runners to control growth.

5. Water Parameters: Lilaeopsis mauritiana thrives in a temperature range of 64-82°F (18-28°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 mauritiana creates a visually appealing 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 mauritiana is suitable for both beginners and experienced aquarists. It provides an excellent opportunity to create vibrant and textured foregrounds in aquariums.

Lilaeopsis mauritiana brings a sense of grace and delicacy to aquariums with its fine-leaved carpeting. Whether used in nature-inspired aquascapes or as a foreground accent in larger setups, this plant enhances the overall aesthetics of freshwater aquariums with its petite and charming presence.



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