The oval dark green leaves of Echinodorus parviflorus ‘Tropica’ are sturdy and hammered in appearance. A thick rosette of leaves arises from the rhizome; the plant grows according to the light intensity, reaching a maximum height of 2 to 6 inches, about half the height of the original wild species. It is advised to prune off the old and damaged leaves after regular intervals by removing them from the crown of the plant. . It can grow perfectly in low to very high light intensity. If you need the plant to remain small in size and compact, a dim-light will fulfill the requirement. Propagation is by plantlets arising from the flower stalks. Growth is moderately slow even under ideal conditions.