Oh how I wish I would have been able to afford 2 at one time! This plant really makes my aquarium jump out at you! LOL The mother was large, healthy, and it had babies growing on it as seen in this picture. $30 was a bit much for me for just one plant. But as a result of being so pleased with the other orders I thought I should give it a try. I cannot complain! The roots were long. There were no snails, or snail eggs on the plant anywhere! It stands almost 2ft tall and it is a rather wide bush. It is such a beautiful green, and transitioned well into my aquarium. I am looking forward to purchasing more plants like this one to see what happens in my 75 gal. I have not even begun to stock that one yet.