Zealandia Chain Sword

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Description

Type: Carpeter/Creeper/Chain Sword

Care: Average

Growth Rate: Average

Lighting: Medium to Very High

Propagation: Each strand sends out runner plants and spreads into a carpet

Colour: Green

Latin Name: Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae

Additional Information: If you want this plant to carpet then use tweezers to plant it in single stems. You will need to pull the bunch apart and plant a clump of approximately 2 to 3 strands with their tiny little root system about 1cm apart from each other. This can take hours but is worth the time and effort. The reason this is needed to be done is because if you plant it in one huge clump like it currently is it will have no room to sends out runners and end up bunching up when it does attempt to propagate itself. Co2 or liquid carbon like flourish excel will make this plant carpet much quicker.

N.B. This plant may or may not contain harmless non-plant eating aquatic snails (if you do not wish to keep aquatic snails in your aquarium please refer to our plant dip section under the FAQ and inspect your plants thoroughly for clear gel like snail eggs).

Great for aquariums and ponds. For those of you with ponds: Pot this one and place it in a semi-shallow area near the edge surface of the water.  If your pond is dirted then plant near the edge in the shallow areas.

-Pond Potting instructions: Line a plastic mesh pond pot with high-flow weed matting (available at Bunnings in a grey roll), fill with Daltons Aquatic Mix and then cap with a fine washed pebble to stop the aquatic mix from escaping the pot. Pull the plant apart without damaging the roots and plant sparsely so it has room to carpet, THEN lower the pot into your pond very slowly to avoid making a mess.

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