Lilaeopsis carolinensis

Carolina grasswort

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Nano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover
Difficulty: medium
Growth: slow
Range and localities: 

Coastal area of Eastern North America; Southern South America: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay; introduced in Southwestern Europe: coastal areas of Portugal and Northwest Spain1

Height: 4 - 20 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • occasionally available commercially

Common names: 
  • Carolina grasswort

Misapplied names: 
  • Lilaeopsis attenuata

Habit, plant type:

  • rhizome or creeping stem
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Botanical name [?]: Lilaeópsis carolinénsis J.M.Coult. & Rose

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Lilaeopsis



References and further reading:
  1. Kasselmann, Christel (2010): Aquarienpflanzen. 3rd edition. - DATZ Aquarienbuch, Ulmer Verlag: p. 391.
References (range and localities):
  1. Kasselmann, Christel (2010): Aquarienpflanzen. 3rd edition. - DATZ Aquarienbuch, Ulmer Verlag: p. 391.
Temperature tolerance 4 to 28 °C
Optimum temperature 15 to 24 °C
Carbonate hardness 2 to 14 °dKH
pH value 6 to 7.5 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 10 to 40 mg/l

Growth: slow

Propagation: Runners, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: yes

Winter hardiness: unknown

There is no detailled information for cultivating this plant yet.
Aquascaping: forms a grass-like lawn

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