Scientific Name: Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae
Ease of Care: Difficult
Approximate Full Size: 6 to 12 inches
Native Region: New Zealand
Lighting Requirements: High
Due to legal restrictions, we will no longer be shipping live tropical plants into the state of California
Micro Swords, Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae, is native to the islands of New Zealand as the scientific name implies. As aquarium plants go, this one can be demanding on the gardener. It is a slow grower and wants lots of bright lighting. If conditions are correct for its growth, it makes an awesome foreground plant. Micro Swords will fill in an empty area if given enough time by sending out runners to start new stalks.