Lilaeopsis carolinensis

Lilaeopsis carolinensis is relatively new to the aquarium hobby.  In emersed culture it is considerably taller than L. brasiliensis.  In submersed culture it is still a taller under good growth conditions, but the difference may not be as obvious.  It is a useful plant as a contrast behind very small foreground planting, or can also be used as an edging for garden ponds.

Common Name:     Giant micro sword

Family Name:          Apiaceae

Native To:                Eastern costal North America, Southern South America

Lighting:                  Moderate to High

Requirements:         Moderate

Growth Form:          Creeping stolon 

Growth Rate:            Medium

True Aquatic:            Yes

Placement in Tank:   Mid-ground

Available As:             Potted