The plant species of this genus generally grow on wet lands and are not true aquatic. The species, Lindernia Rotundifolia, a native of tropical Asia, can however adapt to submersed growth. Lindernia Rotundifolia is a perennial. The stem is upright with opposite sessile leaves, circular in shape that are 0.7-1.3 CM long and 0.5-0.8 CM broad. The plant can reach about 30 CM in height. They look very attractive when they are planted in groups in the middle of the tank. Another variety, Lindernia Rotundifolia "Variegated", has leaves with creamy white midrib and veins on the bright green leaf blade, is more striking than the normal green leafed one.