Lizard's-tail is a common emersed plant. It grows into small colonies from underground runners. The erect plant is commonly found growing to one to two feet tall, in freshwater marshes and swamps nearly throughout Florida. It blooms in the summer.
Saururus cernuus occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands.
Lizard's-tail has a bottlebrush spike of white flowers. It is typically six to eight inches long but can be longer. The flower spike arches above the leaves of the plant. After maturity, the flowers become a string of nutlets that resemble a lizard's tail. The leaves are medium sized, about 1 1/2 inches wide, and three to four inches long. They can be arrowhead-shaped or heart-shaped, are on stalks, and are alternate on the stem. Leaf stalks form clasps where they join the stem.
Conditions of detention. Water T - 15-30 ° C, КН up to 20 °, pH 6.5-7.5; lighting 0.5-0.7 W / l; plant group in nourishing the soil in the front and middle plans. Propagated by cuttings. Pieces of stem with leaves immersed in water, the leaves will soon fall and appear in their axils side shoots and roots. Shoots 3 gave the sheet is separated by cutting the stem in the middle of the internodes, and planted in the ground. 1 leaf grows almost a month.