The problem with E. Triandra from my experience has been that it requires constant trimming to prevent the the lower parts from shading out and all of floating up to the surface, as Hooha said above. The problem with trimming this plant is that it causes a HUGE mess. It is very time consuming to tend to, TexGal! It is VERY pretty, though, and provides excellent color in the foreground, so I understand your temptation. I stay away from it now....not worth the price in time!