Limnophila sessiliflora from family Scrophulariaceae originates from South East Asia and can grow to a height of 15 cm - 40 cm. L. sessiliflora is an excellent choice for beginners as it is fast growing, undemanding and an easy plant to work with. It is considered a good alternative or substitute to Cabomba, which requires a great deal of light. If the plant grows leggy, this can be a sign of poor light intensity. This can be stopped to some degree by the addition of CO2 which stimulates growth. L. sessiliflora is most aesthetically pleasing when planted in groups. When conditions are good L. sessiliflora sends out runners and spreads across the bottom. The fine, needle-like leaves of L. sessiliflora make it an interesting and worthwhile addition to any planted aquarium.