I like this plant; it is extremely good for beginners. It was also my first 'True' Aquatic plant. I kept it in a betta side tank. It grew very well in incandescent lighting; glass pebbles; and fish poop. When my betta died; I put the sword into my planted tank. It was so robust; it started to look too full and weedy for my liking. Then I gave it away. One day I'll grow this plant where it fits imo.