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Micro Sword
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Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Color Form Green
Water Conditions 70-83° F, KH 4-8, pH 6.8-7.5
Max. Size 4"
Origin Farm Raised, USA
Family Apiaceae
Lighting High
Supplements High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
Placement Foreground
Propagation Runners
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The Micro Sword, sometimes called Copragrass, is a great plant for beginners and seasoned aquarium keepers alike. An attractive bottom covering plant with long light green grass-like leaves, it will spread out in thick carpet of grass. The Micro Sword will make an excellent spawning medium, as well as a great foreground plant. This species is amphibious, and will thrive either partially or fully submersed.

The Micro Sword can be housed in water from 70°-83°F, with a neutral pH. This species appreciates a soft substrate that is rich in fertilizer. Provide the plant with moderate lighting of 2 watts per gallon or more, in the color temperature of 5000 to 7000 Kelvin.

The Micro Sword propagates from the many runners that will branch off the root area. It grows exceptionally fast, and will quickly cover the bottom of the tank.

Approximate Shipping Size: Potted. 2" to 4"

Customer Testimonials

Don Weiand Columbia Falls , MT
Micro Sword is a must for any planted tank! Its lush green shoots create a carpet that adds a soft touch of natural reality. Easy to maintain, watch it grow!
Ahmed Khan India , IL
It is one of a rare variety seen in few tanks. The thinness of the leaves and greenery in the bushes really look great.
Nick Coleman Boulder Creek , CA
Excellent as my first aquarium plant. It began propagating itself via runners about two weeks from the time of planting. My Micro Sword "lawn" is now a favorite hiding place and breeding ground, particularly among my smaller fish.
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