Micro Sword/ Lilaeopsis Novaezelandiae Tissue Culture
Common Name: Microsword, Copragrass
Tissue culture plants are grown in vitro from a state of the art laboratory specialized in propagating aquatic plants. They provide the best option for those who want to ensure that absolutely zero unwanted pests are introduced into the aquarium.
Micro Swords is an excellent foreground plant for beginners trying to grow a carpeting plant for the first time. When planted densely in groups towards the front of an aquarium, it gives a wild grass-like effect which really gives a natural impression.
This plant grows by spreading runners horizontally throughout the substrate. High light and CO2 will keep the growth short and compact, creating an underwater lawn of green. Propagation is simple like other foreground plants. Simply cut out portions from the horizontal shoots and replant the clumps that you cut out.
Remove tissue culture gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away or soak the plant in water and squeeze the gel off with your fingers.
Family Name: Apiaceae
Origin: South America
Care: Easy to Moderate
Light: Medium to High
Propagation: Cut stem and replant
Growth rate: Moderate to Fast