Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis – 1L Marginal Pond Plant



  • Wildlife Friendly
  • Type: Marginal 
  • Foliage Colour: Green  
  • Flowering Season: Summer
  • Planting Depth: 0 – 5 cm
  • Plant Growth Above Water Height: 5 – 10cm
  • Recycled Packaging 
  • Pot Size: 1 Litre
Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis - 1L Marginal Pond Plant £10.99

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About the Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis

Introduce a lush and vibrant carpet to your aquarium or aquatic landscape with Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis, available in convenient 1-litre pots. Known for its delicate, grass-like foliage, this versatile plant creates a stunning foreground or mid-ground accent, adding visual depth and dimension to your underwater world.

  • Botanical Name: Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
  • Common Names: Micro Sword, Brazilian Micro Sword
  • Plant Size: Grows up to 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) in height
  • Spread: Forms a dense carpet with a spread of 5-10 cm (2-4 inches)
  • Pot Size: 1 litre
  • Foliage: Thin, grass-like leaves in bright green coloration
  • Growth Habit: Spreading, mat-forming
  • Hardiness: Hardy in USDA zones 7-11
  • Light Requirements: Moderate to high lighting conditions
  • CO2 Requirement: Can thrive in both low and high CO2 environments
  • Water Temperature: Suitable for temperatures ranging from 20-28°C (68-82°F)
  • pH Range: Prefers slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.5-7.5)
  • Water Depth: Best suited for shallow water depths of 5-10 cm (2-4 inches)
  • Lush Carpet Effect: Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis forms a dense and lush carpet across the substrate, providing a visually appealing foreground or mid-ground cover in your aquarium.
  • Natural Look: Mimicking the appearance of a grassy meadow, this plant creates a natural and harmonious aquatic environment for your fish and other inhabitants.
  • Oxygenation: As a fast-growing plant, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis helps oxygenate the water, promoting a healthy ecosystem and reducing algae growth.
  • Habitat for Fish and Invertebrates: The dense carpet provides shelter and spawning sites for small fish and invertebrates, enhancing the biodiversity of your aquarium.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis is relatively low maintenance, requiring moderate lighting and occasional trimming to maintain its carpet-like appearance.

Planting and Care Instructions:

  • Planting: Plant individual stems of Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis into the substrate, spacing them approximately 1-2 cm apart to allow for spreading and carpet formation.
  • Lighting: Provide moderate to high lighting conditions to promote healthy growth and compact carpet formation.
  • Fertilization: Supplement with a comprehensive aquarium fertilizer to provide essential nutrients for robust growth.
  • Trimming: Trim the carpet regularly to prevent overgrowth and maintain a neat appearance. Use sharp scissors to trim any excess growth along the edges.
  • Propagation: Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis propagates through runners, which can be trimmed and replanted to expand the carpet or fill in bare areas.

Why Choose Our Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis?

  • Healthy and Vibrant: Our Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis plants are cultivated under optimal conditions to ensure they arrive to you healthy, vibrant, and ready to thrive in your aquarium.
  • Expert Guidance: Our team of aquatic specialists is available to provide personalized advice and guidance to help you create and maintain a beautiful aquatic environment.
  • Sustainable Practices: We are committed to sustainable sourcing and cultivation practices, ensuring the health and vitality of both our plants and the environment.

Additional information


4.5cm bulb box (3), 4.5cm bulb box (6)


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