Lilaeopsis brasiliensis from South America can grow very compact, but a “lawn effect” (4-7 cm tall) is only achieved at high light intensity. When planting in the aquarium small clumps (approx. 1/8 pot) should be placed a few centimetres apart to help the plants grow together more quickly. Place in an open position without shading from other plants to ensure good light. Lilaeopsis brasiliensis can be used in garden ponds, and also tolerates low salt concentrations in brackish aquariums.
Plant info Type: Stolon Origin: South America Growth rate: Height: 3 – 5+ Light demand: CO2 :
This beautiful variety with the dark, hammered leaves is named after ‘Tropica’. When grown in an open space the leaves will virtually lie on the bottom. It is suitable for small aquariums with leaves from 10-20 cm, and a rosette from 10-20 cm wide. Like most other Sri Lanka Cryptocorynes, it also grows well in hard water.
Plant info Type: Rosulate Origin: Asia Growth rate: Medium Height: 10 – 20+ Light demand: CO2 :
This plant is originally from India and is quite similar to a medium-sized, broad-leaved Cryptocoryne. It can be used in the aquarium like Cryptocorynes, but needs sufficient light to develop colours. The leaves are 4-8 cm wide and 6-12 cm long, so the whole plant becomes relatively wide. The colours range from dusty green with bright violet to red-violet often on the same leaf. New leaves are pale pink.
Plant info Type: Rosulate Origin: Asia Growth rate: Height: 10 – 20+ Light demand: CO2 :