Blood vomit is a small, foreground plant. The leaves are green with a reddish base, making it an attractive dual tone foreground plant. The submerged forms are relatively short with adult plants around 1 to 1.2 inches tall. It grows deep roots which can be longer than the leaves. Due to its relative difficulty, it is not grown by many aquarists but is usually easy to find commercially. It is farmed emersed in some plant nurseries and tissue culture versions can be found in Asia.