Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Lilaeopsis brasiliensis :

Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Origin:   South America
Type:   Stolons
Growth:   slow
Height:   4 cm - 7 cm
Width:   5 cm - 10 cm
Light demands:   0.50 Watt per liter
CO2 demands:   6-14 mg per liter

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.

Informtaion courtesy of www.tropica.com.

Tank Update:

Lindernia rotundifolia


Lindernia rotundifolia
Origin:   Asia
Type:   Stem
Growth:   fast
Height:   15 cm - 30 cm
Width:   10 cm - 20 cm
Light demands:   0.25 Watt per liter
CO2 demands:   3-5 mg per liter
Lindernia rotundifolia grows on sandy banks along streams in Asia. The plant is undemanding and the stems with marbled leaves quickly form compact groups. Lindernia rotundifolia is suitable both for background and as a solitary mid-ground plant with leaves growing tightly from top to bottom.
A good starter plant that thrives under most conditions.
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