Always make sure that the leaves do not get fractured, as soon as this happens the leaf will die off. Many keepers think that this plant cannot be pruned back, this is not true. As long as the leaves are cut back with sharp scissors they will be o.k. Leaves that are dying off can also be removed by lifting them away at the base.
Great plant for beginners as well as for experienced aquarists. Usually requires about 2-4 weeks for acclimatization but later it can reproduce and can become the primary plant in your fish tank.