This crimson-orange-coloured plant is a splendid choice for smaller aquaria. It neither grow very high nor very speedy and it is highly attractive in the middleground or the foreground, where it draws seems with its color and its finely shaped leaves.
It is essential to note that various environmental situations will affect the body structure of this plant significantly. Proserpinaca palustris will grow serrated edges around its leaves in its submerged growth to fend off possible predators. These edges are in truth not sharp at all. It's most distinctive from Proserpinaca palustris Cuba in that the leaves are typically much less extensive and needle-like.
Under higher light, the uppermost leaves will develop a red pigmentation. Carbon dioxide and light will enhance its growth moderately.