Lizard Tail in an Aquarium

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So, I know Lizard Tail is a bog plant, and shouldn't be fully submerged all the time. Does anyone know the actual limits? The tank it's in usually has about 14 inches of water, and an open top with a light and airation in the water. It's a soft water tropical tank, and the plant is planted in a special small plant gravel in its own glass bowl inside the tank. Some of the roots are currently exposed. How often do I need to raise the plant out of the water, and by how much? The plant is about 7 inches tall, and only the tip of one leaf comes out of the water atm. I don't know how long it was submerged in the pet shop but it was completely out of the water on the way home. There are cherry shrimp in the tank to deal with algae.

Edit: The pot is only 1/4 filled atm, as adding too much soil at once is bad for the filter and I got a new fish with it. The top of the pot would actually be 6-8 inches below the water surface, but another question is does this plant grow straight up or does it hang? And how does it take pruning and how often? I can fertilise using something called 'root tabs' a kind of little disc you bury with the roots.
 
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InsanityShard

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Can't edit it. Filled the rest of the pot with a nice fine gravel, roots no longer exposed, and every second night I'm leaving the plant out of the tank until the leaves grow large enough to fully leave the water.
 
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